Etymology
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reminiscent (adj.)

1705, "pertaining to or characterized by reminiscence," from Latin reminiscentem (nominative reminiscens), present participle of reminisci "remember, call to mind," from re- "again" (see re-) + minisci "to remember" (from root of mens "mind," from PIE root *men- (1) "to think"). By 1880 as "calling to mind, evoking a reminiscence (of someone or something)." Related: Reminiscential "of the nature of reminiscence" (1640s).

updated on June 27, 2021

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