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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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