renascence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From renascent +‎ -ence.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈneɪs(ə)ns/, /ɹɪˈnas(ə)ns/

Noun[edit]

renascence ‎(plural renascences)

  1. (now rare) A new beginning or rebirth; regeneration.
    • 1967, William Styron, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Vintage 2004, p. 334:
      Although at first I was puzzles, I did not have to ponder long the mystery of this man's renascence.
  2. Renewal, revival.
  3. (now rare) The Renaissance.