Word of the Day – Redivivus

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Redivivus (adj) (literary) (postpositive)

red-ee-vee-vus

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 – Nomenclature

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Nomenclature (noun)

no-men-kla-chuh

The devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline. / The term or terms applied to someone or something.

Early 17th century: from French, from Latin nomenclatura, from nomen ‘name’ + clatura ‘calling, summoning’ (from calare ‘to call’).

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Word of the Day – Decalcomania

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Decalcomania (noun)

dee-kalk-o-may-nee-a

The process of transferring designs from prepared paper on to glass or porcelain.

Mid 19th century: from French décalcomanie, from décalquer ‘transfer a tracing’ + -manie ‘-mania’ (with reference to the enthusiasm for the process in the 1860s).

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