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Monday, February 1

Redivivus

[red-ə-VI-vus]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, late 16th century

1.

Come back to life; reborn.

Examples of Redivivus in a sentence

"The reenactor was so good at his role that critics said he was George Washington redivivus."

"After a long night's sleep, a hot shower, and a cup of coffee, I feel redivivus."

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About Redivivus

Redivivus developed from the Latin words "re" (again) and "vivus" (living), literally meaning "to be reborn."

Did you Know?

If the adjective "redivivus" applies to you, maybe you have been reincarnated — people who are reincarnated have experienced a past life before the one they currently live in. Some Asian religions, such as Buddhism, believe that people can reincarnate as a non-human life form, such as an insect or an animal.

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