One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Return to animation or life following dormancy or death.
2Revival; restoration to a flourishing or vigorous condition.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Donne (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin reviviscentia revival, return to life from classical Latin revīvīscent-, revīvīscēns, present participle of revīvīscere to revive + -ia; compare -ence. Compare French réviviscence, Italian reviviscenza.
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