Monday, September 19, 2011
Definitions for revenant
- One who returns after death (as a ghost) or after a long absence.
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Citations for revenant
Lazarus, as a revenant, is often used by the religious romance-writers of the middle ages as a vehicle for their conceptions of the lower world.
He pale, immobile like a revenant himself, looked sometimes out of the window, sometimes closed his eyes.
Origin of revenant
Revenant is from French revenir, "to return," which is also the source of the word revenue, "that which returns from an investment."