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souvenir

[soo-vuh-neer, soo-vuh-neer]
noun
1.
a usually small and relatively inexpensive article given, kept, or purchased as a reminder of a place visited, an occasion, etc.; memento.
2.
a memory.

Origin:
1765–75; < French, noun use of (se) souvenir to remember < Latin subvenīre to come to mind, equivalent to sub- sub- + venīre to come


1. reminder, keepsake, token.
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souvenir (ˌsuːvəˈnɪə, ˈsuːvəˌnɪə)
 
n
1.  an object that recalls a certain place, occasion, or person; memento
 
vb
2.  euphemistic, slang (Austral), (NZ) to steal or keep (something, esp a small article) for one's own use; purloin
 
[C18: from French, from (se) souvenir to remember, from Latin subvenīre to come to mind, from sub- up to + venīre to come]

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souvenir
1775, "a remembrance or memory," from Fr. souvenir, from O.Fr., noun use of souvenir (v.) "to remember, come to mind," from L. subvenire "come to mind," from sub- "up" + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "token of remembrance, memento" is first recorded 1782.
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