bienvenue

noun bien·ve·nue \byaⁿ-və-ˈnue\
variants: less commonly

bienvenu

\byaⁿ-və-ˈnue\

Definition of bienvenue

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  welcome —formerly common in English but now usually a conscious borrowing from the French

  2. 2 obsolete :  an entry fee demanded from a new worker by fellow workers

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Origin and Etymology of bienvenue

Middle English bienvenue, from Middle French, from Old French, from bienvenu welcome (adjective), from bien well (from Latin bene, adverb of bonus good) + venu, past participle of venir to come, from Latin venire — more at bounty, come


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