American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Come back to life; revived: "defenders of the Imperial Presidency redivivus” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Alive again; renewed; restored.
- adj. Living again; brought back to life. (Used as a postmodifier.)
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Living again; revived; restored.
- From Latin redivīvus. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin redivīvus, from Latin, renewed : re-, red-, re- + vīvus, living; see vivify. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The phenomenon is of the first order of importance: the small insurrectionary movement which took the name of Jesus of Nazareth is simply the Jewish instinct redivivus -- in other words, it is the priestly instinct come to such a pass that it can no longer endure the priest as a fact; it is the discovery of a state of existence even more fantastic than any before it, of a vision of life even more unreal than that necessary to an ecclesiastical organization.”
“Ah, its the "enthusiast of Muslim culture" aka the "closet Muslim" meme, redivivus.”
“John agrees that John paves the way for Jesus but he emphatically denies that John is Elias redivivus John 1:21.”
“Mark sees JB as Elijah redivivus who paves the way for the Messiah.”
“Zwingli redivivus reputet mortuus bloguiescat en pace”
“He thought he had succeeded quite well, and the Master of the Hunt had given him permission to let loose in the Rominten Reserve what he called with pedantic joy Bos primigenus redivivus.”
“He writes brilliantly, but it is high fantasy redivivus.”
“He spent time in Rome in 1524 and was regarded there as "Raphael redivivus.”
“Was Cho Seung-Hui a Herostratus redivivus, a modern version of the fellow who burned down the temple of Artemis in Ephesus so he'd be remembered through time?”
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