Etymology
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advent (n.)

"important arrival," 1742, an extended sense of Advent "season preceding Christmas" (in reference to the "coming" of Christ), which was in late Old English, from Latin adventus "a coming, approach, arrival," in Church Latin "the coming of the Savior," from past participle of advenire "arrive at, come to," from ad "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (from a suffixed form of PIE root *gwa- "to go, come"). Related: Adventual.

updated on September 15, 2022

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Definitions of advent from WordNet
1
advent (n.)
arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous);
the advent of the computer
Synonyms: coming
2
Advent (n.)
the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas;
Advent (n.)
(Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment;
Synonyms: Second Coming / Second Coming of Christ / Second Advent / Parousia
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