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Risorgimento

[ri-zawr-juh-men-toh, -sawr-; Italian ree-zawr-jee-men-taw] /rɪˌzɔr dʒəˈmɛn toʊ, -ˌsɔr-; Italian riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn tɔ/
noun, plural Risorgimentos Italian, Risorgimenti
[ree-zawr-jee-men-tee] /riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn ti/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
2.
(lowercase) any period or instance of rebirth or renewed activity; resurgence:
The company's risorgimento surprised Wall Street observers.
Origin
< Italian, equivalent to risorg(ere) to rise again (< Latin resurgere; see resurge) + -i- -i- + -mento -ment
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Risorgimento

/rɪˌsɔːdʒɪˈmɛntəʊ/
noun
1.
the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century
Word Origin
Italian, from risorgere to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise
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n.

1889, "movement which led to the unification and independence of Italy," Italian, literally "uprising" (of Italy against Austria, c.1850-60), from risorgere, from Latin resurgere (see resurgent).

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