resurrection

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman resurrectiun, from Old French resurrection (French: résurrection), from Late Latin resurrectionem (accusative of resurrectiō) from Latin resurgō (I rise again), from re- (again), + surgō (I rise). Displaced native Old English ǣrist.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɛzəˈɹɛkʃən/, /ɹɛzəˈɹɛkʃn̩/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən

Noun[edit]

resurrection (countable and uncountable, plural resurrections)

  1. The act of arising from the dead and becoming alive again.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Revelation 20:5–6:
      But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
      Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
  2. (archaic) bodysnatching

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