revenant

[ rev-uh-nuhnt ]
/ ˈrɛv ə nənt /

noun

a person who returns.
a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost.

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Origin of revenant

1820–30; <French: ghost, noun use of present participle of revenir to return, equivalent to re-re- + ven(ir) to come (<Latin venīre) + -ant-ant
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British Dictionary definitions for revenant

revenant
/ (ˈrɛvɪnənt) /

noun

something, esp a ghost, that returns

Word Origin for revenant

C19: from French: ghost, from revenir to come back, from Latin revenīre, from re- + venīre to come
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