11 April 2005

Word of the Day for Saturday April 9, 2005

supervene \soo-pur-VEEN\, intransitive verb:
1. To take place or occur as something additional, extraneous,
or unexpected (sometimes followed by 'on' or 'upon').
2. To follow immediately after; to ensue.

Supervene comes from Latin supervenire, from super-, "over,
above" + venire, "to come."

(Thanks to the always-observant Adrian for passing this on.)

Posted by Greg at 10:21 AM.

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