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From an unattested Old Latin *dē novōd, from Proto-Italic *dē nowōd, equivalent to + novō (from new). Confer the medieval expression dē novō (afresh, anew), as well as French de nouveau (again), Old Spanish de nuevo (again), Old Italian di nuovo (again).



dēnuō (not comparable)

  1. anew, afresh, again
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Ioannes 3:7:
      Non mireris quia dixi tibi oportet vos nasci denuo.[1]
      You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'[2]
    Synonyms: ab integrō, de integro, ex integro
  2. a second time, once again, once more, again
    Synonym: iterum
  3. anything which is repeated, once more, again
    • c. 190 BCE – 185 BCE, Plautus, Amphitryon 2.95:
      SOSIA: Animum advorte. nunc licet mihi libere quidvis loqui. Amphitruonis ego sum servos Sosia.
      MERCURY: Etiam denuo?
      SOSIA: Then give attention: now I'm at liberty to say in freedom anything I please. I am Sosia, servant of Amphitryon.
      MERCURY: What, again?
    • c. 200 BCE, Plautus, Menaechmi :
      Ecce, Apollo, denuo, me iubes facere impetum in eum qui stat atque occidere. Sed quis hic est qui me capillo hínc de curru deripit? Imperium tuom demutat atque edictum Apollinis.[3]
      Lo! again, Apollo, thou dost bid me to make an onset against him who is standing here, and to murder him. But what person is this that is tearing me hence by the hair down from the chariot? He revokes thy commands and the decree of Apollo.[4]
    Synonym: rūrsus
  4. (colloquial) again, where an action is reversed


Further reading[edit]

  • denuo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • denuo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • denuo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette