redivivus

adjective

red·​i·​vi·​vus ˌre-də-ˈvī-vəs How to pronounce redivivus (audio) -ˈvē- How to pronounce redivivus (audio)
: brought back to life : reborn
used postpositively

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Latin, reused

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redivivus was in 1675

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Cite this Entry

“Redivivus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redivivus. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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