EuroLex/F/Avenue

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  • Original language: French
  • Original form and meaning: avenue - 1. avenue, boulevard



(Note: If the status is not specifically indicated then the word is stylistically neutral and generally used; if earlier meaning and status equals current use the former may be expressed by writing "dito". Cf. also the project guidelines.)


Language Form Date of Borrowing (and Obsolescence) Current Meaning and Status Earlier Meanings and Statusses Source
Catalan ... ... '...' '...' ...
Croatian ... ... '...' '...' ...
Czech ... ... '...' '...' ...
Danish aveny ... '...' '...' ...
Dutch ... ... '...' '...' ...
English avenue 17c 'meaning 1;

and also: a street title in an address, form: Avenue (Abbr. Ave. or Av.);

a means of access or approach'

'a way of approach (originally a military word), then the meaning shifted to a way of approach to a country-house, usually bordered by trees, hence, a broad, tree-lined roadway (1654), then to wide, main street (1858, esp. in U.S.)' http://www.etymonline.com/
Estonian ... ... '...' '...' ...
Finnish ... ... '...' '...' ...
French ... ... '...' '...' ...
Frisian ... ... '...' '...' ...
German Avenue ... 'meaning 1' '...' ...
Hungarian ... ... '...' '...' ...
Irish ... ... '...' '...' ...
Italian ... ... '...' '...' ...
Latvian avēnija ... '...' '...' ...
Lithuanian aveniu ... '...' '...' ...
Maltese ... ... '...' '...' ...
Norwegian ... ... '...' '...' ...
Polish ... ... '...' '...' ...
Portuguese avenida ... '...' '...' ...
Rumantsch ... ... '...' '...' ...
Slovak ... ... '...' '...' ...
Slovenian av. ... '...' '...' ...
Spanish avenida ... 'meaning 1;

and also: a street title in an address, form: Avenue (Abbr. Ave. or Av.);

a means of access or approach'

'...' ...
Swedish ... ... '...' '...' ...

Annotations[edit | edit source]

Etymology: from M.Fr. avenue way of access, from O.Fr. avenue act of approaching, arrival, from fem. of avenu, pp. of avenir arrive, from L. advenire to come, from ad- to + venire to come

source: etymonline.com


Information on Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Czech: třída

Danish: -gade; -vej

Dutch: (brede) bomenlaan, aanpak

Estonian: tänav

Finnish: katu

Hungarian: sugárút

Italian: viale

Norwegian: gate, vei

Polish: ulica, aleja

Slovak: trieda

Swedish: allé, boulevard, gata, väg


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