Definition of repentine in English:

repentine

adjective

rare
  • Sudden.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in John Skelton (c1460–1529), poet. From Middle French repentin sudden, unexpected or its etymon classical Latin repentīnus sudden from repent-, repēns sudden, of uncertain origin + -īnus.

Pronunciation

repentine

/rɪˈpɛntʌɪn/