Adventure Etymology

From adventurus, future participle of advenire “to come to, reach, arrive at,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + venire “to come”. Meaning developed through “risk/danger” (a trial of one’s chances), c.1300, and “perilous undertaking” (late 14c.) and thence to “a novel or exciting incident” (1560s). Earlier it also meant “a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things” (13c.).
Adventure has been used throughout time seemingly starting with Latin culture combining “ad” meaning to and “Venire” mean to arrive. Its been changed throughout history referring to something akin to luck that happens to anything that involves inherent risk.

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