Bonjour à tous et bienvenus ! Merci de m’avoir rejoint! Je suis tellement ravi de vous revoir. The word of the day for 08 janvier 2019, yesterday, was ‘aventure’.
The word’s first recorded usage in French dates back to the 11th century. It first appeared in Vie de saint Alexis or Chanson de saint Alexis, a collection of medieval poems and hagiographies (writings of the lives of saints) that told the life story of Saint Alexis of Rome. The word first appears in quartet 89 and reads:
Français Médiéval : «A! lasse, cum oï fort aventure!»
Traduction Français Moderne : la bonne aventure.
Today, the word is very commonly used and is amongst the 4000 most commonly used words in the French Language according to Collins Dictionary.
The word derives from the Vulgar Latin *adventura, which derives from the Late Latin adventurus from the Latin adventus.
Collins Dictionary translates ‘aventure’ to mean ‘adventure’ in English.
The word adventure is defined as the following by Collins Dictionary:
Can You Use It In A Sentence?
Et, sans faire le vain, mon aventure est telle,
Que de la même ardeur que je brûle pour elle
Elle brûle pour moi.
-MALHERBE, François. Stances. 1609
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