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revenant

[ rev-uh-nuhnt ]
/ ˈrɛv ə nənt /
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noun
a person who returns.
a person who returns as a spirit after death; ghost.
a corpse reanimated by a supernatural force; an undead being.
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Origin of revenant

First recorded in 1820–30; from French: literally, “one returning from a long absence; ghost,” noun use of present participle of revenir “to return,” equivalent to re- “again” + ven(ir) “to come” + -ant present participle ending; see also re- -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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