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Renascence

[ri-nas-uh ns, -ney-suh ns] /rɪˈnæs əns, -ˈneɪ səns/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
Origin of Renascence
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; renasc(ent) + -ence
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renascence

/rɪˈnæsəns; -ˈneɪ-/
noun
1.
a variant of renaissance
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renascence

n.

"rebirth; state of being reborn," 1727, from renascent + -ence. As a native alternative to The Renaissance, first used in 1869 by Matthew Arnold. Related: Renascency (1660s).

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