[ red-uh-vahy-vuhs, -vee- ]

  1. living again; revived.

Origin of redivivus

First recorded in 1645–55, redivivus is from the Latin word redivīvus renewed, renovated

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How to use redivivus in a sentence

  • A sort of Robinson Crusoe redivivus, with modern settings and a very pretty love story added.

    The Eternal City | Hall Caine
  • 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
  • People used to call him 'John the Baptist redivivus': and without doubt he did suggest something of that sort.

    The Purple Cloud | M.P. Shiel
  • It was French, the ubiquitous French—French redivivus, as it were—who was putting the finishing touch to the chapter of disaster.

  • Was then this unpleasant visitor to Fitzroy Square no other than that magician redivivus?

    My Life as an Author | Martin Farquhar Tupper

British Dictionary definitions for redivivus


/ (ˌrɛdɪˈvaɪvəs) /

  1. rare returned to life; revived

Origin of redivivus

C17: from Late Latin, from Latin red- re- + vīvus alive

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