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resurrection (noun) – 1. (a) The act of restoring a dead person, for example, to life.
(b) The condition of having been restored to life.
2. Resurrection (Christianity) (a) The return of Jesus to life on the third day after the Crucifixion.
(b) The restoration of the dead to life at the Last Judgment.
3. The act of bringing back to practice, notice, use, or vibrancy; revival.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : n the 1300s, speakers of Middle English borrowed resurreccioun from Anglo-French. Originally, the word was used in specific Christian contexts to refer to the rising of Christ from the dead or to the festival celebrating this rising (now known as Easter).

By the 1400s, the word was being used in the more general sense of “resurgence” or “revival.” The Anglo-French resurreccioun comes from the Late Latin resurrectio (“the act of rising from the dead”), which is derived from the verb resurgere (“to rise from the dead”). In earlier Latin, resurgere meant simply “to rise again” and was formed by attaching the re- prefix to the verb surgere, meaning “to rise.” Resurgere is also the source of English resurge and resurgence.

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