insurgent

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English

WOTD – 3 March 2011

Etymology

From Latin īnsurgentem, accusative singular of īnsurgēns, present active participle of īnsurgō (I rise up against, revolt), from in (against) + surgō (I rise), itself from sub (up from below) + regō (I guide, direct, rule, govern, administer), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (to move in a straight line, to rule, guide, lead straight, put right).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsəːdʒ(ə)nt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈsəɹdʒənt/

Adjective

insurgent (not comparable)

  1. Rebellious, opposing authority.
    • Motley
      The insurgent provinces.

Translations

Noun

insurgent (plural insurgents)

  1. one of several people who take up arms against the local state authority; a participant in insurgency

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Etymology

From Latin īnsurgentem.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ent

Noun

insurgent m (plural insurgents)

  1. insurgent

Adjective

insurgent (masculine and feminine plural insurgents)

  1. insurgent

French

Verb

insurgent

  1. third-person plural present indicative of insurger
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of insurger

Latin

Verb

insurgent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of insurgō