Definition of revenant in English:


Syllabification: rev·e·nant
Pronunciation: /ˈrevəˌnäN, -nənt


  • A person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.
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    • So a revenant returns only to steal away again with another?
    • It is squarely in the tradition of Japanese ghost stories, where revenants deal out cruel and inexplicable vengeance for obscure reasons.
    • Yisrael Medad asks that we call the Jewish settlers in the West Bank revenants, as befits ‘persons who have returned after a long hiatus to their ancestral homes’.


early 19th century: French, literally 'coming back', present participle (used as a noun) of revenir.

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