Word of the Day – Redivivus

By February 12, 2018Word of the Day

Redivivus (adj) (literary) (postpositive)


Reborn; come back to life.

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

Example sentences

“One could almost think of him as King Alexander redivivus””

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)


The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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