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  • n. A recovery from a debilitating condition, especially irradiation of human tissue.
  • n. Rebirth.
  • n. Resurrection, especially the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • n. Plural form of anastasi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, a condition of increasing health and vigor; convalescence.
  • n. Resurrection.


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From Ancient Greek ἀνάστασις (anástasis, "resurrection").


  • Thanatos ke anastasis tou Konstandinou Paleologhou, 1971

    Odysseus Elytis - Bibliography

  • Moron anastasis, "The Resurrection of Fools," the design of which was to show "that nobody ever counterfeited folly."

    De vita Caesarum

  • "Tini gar lanthanei hê ek parthenou gennêsis Iêsus kai ho estaurômenos kai hê papa pollois pepistreumenê anastasis autou, kai hê katangellomenê krisis."

    The Virgin-Birth of Our Lord A paper read (in substance) before the confraternity of the Holy Trinity at Cambridge

  • The essential content of this manifestation (besides the revelation and the verification of the oneness and spirituality of God), [154] is, first of all, the message of the resurrection and eternal life ([Greek: anastasis zôê aiônios]), then the preaching of moral purity and continence ([Greek: enkrateia]), on the basis of repentance toward God

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • But perhaps, in no other point, with the exception of the [Greek: anastasis sarkos] has the religious conception remained so tenacious as in this and it decidedly prevailed, especially in the epoch with which we are now dealing.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • To the more highly pitched self-consciousness this life had become a burden, and in the miseries of the present, one hoped for a future life in which the pain and vulgarity of the unreal life of earth would be completely laid aside ([Greek: Enkrateia] and [Greek: anastasis]).

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • [Greek: pathos] and [Greek: anastasis] of Christ, has nothing to say, to the communities to which he writes, about the forgiveness of sin.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • Ton Iesoun kai ten anastasin, "Jesus they took for a new god, and anastasis, the resurrection, for a new goddess."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • The Sadducees deny that there is any resurrection, any future state, so anastasis may signify; not only no return of the body to life, but no continuance of the soul in life, no world of spirits, no state of recompence and retribution for what was done in the body.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • In the language of the creeds and professions of faith this return to life is called resurrection of the body (resurrectio carnis, resurrectio mortuoram, anastasis ton nekron) for a double reason: first, since the soul cannot die, it cannot be said to return to life; second the heretical contention of Hymeneus and Philitus that the Scriptures denote by resurrection not the return to life of the body, but the rising of the soul from the death of sin to the life of grace, must be excluded.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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