Risorgimento

[ ri-zawr-juh-men-toh, -sawr-; Italian ree-zawr-jee-men-taw ]
/ rɪˌzɔr dʒəˈmɛn toʊ, -ˌsɔr-; Italian riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn tɔ /

noun, plural Ri·sor·gi·men·tos, Italian Ri·sor·gi·men·ti [ree-zawr-jee-men-tee] /riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn ti/ for 2.

the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
(lowercase) any period or instance of rebirth or renewed activity; resurgence: The company's risorgimento surprised Wall Street observers.

Origin of Risorgimento

< Italian, equivalent to risorg(ere) to rise again (< Latin resurgere; see resurge) + -i- -i- + -mento -ment

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Risorgimento

/ (rɪˌsɔːdʒɪˈmɛntəʊ) /

noun

the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century

Word Origin for Risorgimento

Italian, from risorgere to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise

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Word Origin and History for risorgimento

Risorgimento

n.

1889, "movement which led to the unification and independence of Italy," Italian, literally "uprising" (of Italy against Austria, c.1850-60), from risorgere, from Latin resurgere (see resurgent).

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