Date: 800-900
Language: Latin
Origin: Greek phoinix 'red, Phoenician, phoenix', from phoinos 'blood-red'

phoenix

noun
     
phoe‧nix [countable]
1 a magic bird that is born from a fire, according to ancient stories
2

rise like a phoenix from the ashes

to become successful again after seeming to have failed completely

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