Word of the Day – Redivivus

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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 – Gerundive

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Gerundive (noun) (grammar)


A form of a Latin verb, ending in -ndus (declinable) and functioning as an adjective meaning ‘that should or must be done’.

Middle English (in the sense ‘gerund’): from late Latin gerundivus (modus) ‘gerundive (mood)’, from gerundium (see gerund).

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