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redivivus

[red-uh-vahy-vuh s, -vee-] /ˌrɛd əˈvaɪ vəs, -ˈvi-/
adjective
1.
living again; revived.
Origin of redivivus
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55, redivivus is from the Latin word redivīvus renewed, renovated
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  • Chicago redivivus should bear upon her shield a cow rampant.

  • His knowledge of the writings of the Angelic Doctor was so great that he was called Thomas redivivus.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • A sort of Robinson Crusoe redivivus with modern setting and a very pretty love story added.

    Mistress Nell George C. Hazelton, Jr.
  • A sort of Robinson Crusoe redivivus with modern settings and a very pretty love story added.

    The Free Range

    Francis William Sullivan
  • A sort of Robinson Crusoe redivivus with modern setting, and a very pretty love story added.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • In virile quality, Madame de Stael seemed rediviva, or should we keep the more familiar masculine gender, and say redivivus?

    French Classics William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • A sort of Robinson Crusoe redivivus, with modern settings and a very pretty love story added.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • He also caused coin to be impressed with his effigy, and the inscription "redivivus et Ultor."

  • It was French, the ubiquitous French—French redivivus, as it were—who was putting the finishing touch to the chapter of disaster.

British Dictionary definitions for redivivus

redivivus

/ˌrɛdɪˈvaɪvəs/
adjective
1.
(rare) returned to life; revived
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin, from Latin red-re- + vīvus alive
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