from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To arrive or happen so as to help or support
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To come under, as a support or stay; arrive or happen, especially so as to prevent or obviate something.
From Latin subveniō ("come to the aid of"), from sub ("under, up towards") + veniō ("come"). (Wiktionary)