Definition of redivivus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌredəˈvīvəs/ /-ˈvēvəs/


[postpositive] literary
Come back to life; reborn: one is tempted to think of Poussin as a sort of Titian redivivus
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  • I am tired of what I can only term ‘Newman redivivus.’
  • Walls, windows, letters, bodies, books, John Donne redivivus, one might say, had that epithet not been applied to his acquaintance, Rupert Brooke.
  • Jim died more than a year ago, before the Dean phenomenon erupted, but I have little doubt he would have recognized Dean as Al Smith redivivus.


Late 16th century: from Latin, from re(d)- 'again' + vivus 'living'.

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Syllabification: red·i·vi·vus

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