January 11, 2019
|Word of the
|Definition--coming or arrival; frist
|Discussion--"Advent" is a word that
signifies a new beginning. As the year two thousand draws ever closer, it
brings with it a great many new beginnings. It brings the beginning of a
new year, a new century and a new millenium. Those of us in the midwestern
United States also await the advent of winter. (With varying degrees of
To Christians, Advent is the season preceding Christmas and the
celebration of the birth of Christ. It also refers to the Second Coming of
Christ. But it is still commonly used to signify any important arrival.
|Etymology--The term advent
comes from the Latin adventus, meaning arrival.
Previous Words of the Week