Advent

Advent
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin adventus, from Latin, arrival, from advenire Date: 12th century 1. the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians as a season of prayer and fasting 2. a. the coming of Christ at the Incarnation b. Second Coming 3. not capitalized a coming into being or use <
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  • Advent — (from the Latin word la. adventus , meaning coming ) is a season of the Christian church, the period of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus, in other words, the period immediately before Christmas. It is …   Wikipedia

  • Advent — • According to 1907 usage, a period beginning with the Sunday nearest to the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and embracing four Sundays Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Advent     Advent …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Advent — Ad vent, n. [L. adventus, fr. advenire, adventum: cf. F. avent. See {Advene}.] 1. (Eccl.) The period including the four Sundays before Christmas. [1913 Webster] {Advent Sunday} (Eccl.), the first Sunday in the season of Advent, being always the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advent — Sm Vorweihnachtszeit std. (13. Jh.), mhd. advente, mndd. advente Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. adventus Ankunft [Christi] , dem Verbalabstraktum zu l. advenīre ankommen aus l. venīre (ventum) kommen und l. ad hinzu . Das lateinische Wort hat seit… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • advent — ADVÉNT s.n. 1. (La catolici) Perioadă de patru săptămâni dinaintea Crăciunului. 2. Fiecare din cele patru duminici care preced Crăciunul. (< germ. Advent, lat. adventus) Trimis de tavi, 03.08.2006. Sursa: MDN  advént s.n., pl. advénturi… …   Dicționar Român

  • advent — ► NOUN 1) the arrival of a notable person or thing. 2) (Advent) Christian Theology the coming or second coming of Christ. 3) (Advent) the first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas. ORIGIN Latin adventus arrival …   English terms dictionary

  • àdvent — m 〈G mn nātā〉 kat. 1. {{001f}}(Advent) dolazak Kristov na zemlju; Došašće 2. {{001f}}dio liturgijske godine, posljednja četiri tjedna pred Božić posvećena molitvi i razmatranjima ✧ {{001f}}lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • advent — (n.) important arrival, 1742, an extended sense of Advent season before Christmas (Old English), from L. adventus a coming, approach, arrival, in Church Latin the coming of the Savior, from pp. stem of advenire arrive, come to, from ad to (see AD …   Etymology dictionary

  • advent — àdvent m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA kat. 1. (Advent) dolazak Kristov na zemlju; Došašće 2. dio liturgijske godine, posljednja četiri tjedna pred Božić posvećena molitvi i razmatranjima; advenat ETIMOLOGIJA lat. adventivus: pridošao ≃ adventus:… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Advent — »Zeit der Ankunft Christi«: Mhd. advent‹e› ist aus lat. adventus »Ankunft« entlehnt, das zu ad venire »ankommen« gehört. Das einfache Verb venire ist mit dt. ↑ kommen urverwandt. Über die Vorsilbe vgl. ↑ ad..., ↑ Ad... – Eine ganze Reihe von… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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