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red- (re-”, “again) +‎ integrō (I renew or restore”, “I recreate or refresh)



present active redintegrō, present infinitive redintegrāre, perfect active redintegrāvī, supine redintegrātum

  1. I restore or renew
  2. I refresh or revive

Usage notes[edit]

  • In ordinary Classical Latin pronunciation, when gr co-occur intervocalically at a syllabic boundary (denoted in pronunciatory transcriptions by <.>), both consonants are considered to belong to the latter syllable; if the former syllable contains only a short vowel (and not a long vowel or a diphthong), then it is a light syllable. Where the two syllables under consideration are a word's penult and antepenult, this has a bearing on stress, because a word whose penult is a heavy syllable is stressed on that syllable, whereas one whose penult is a light syllable is stressed on the antepenult instead. In poetic usage, where syllabic weight and stress are important for metrical reasons, writers sometimes regard the g in such a sequence as belonging to the former syllable; in this case, doing so alters the word's stress. For more words whose stress can be varied poetically, see their category.


Derived terms[edit]



  • redintegro” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.