2 meanings of "recreate" -- 2 separate roots ?

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Subject: 2 meanings of "recreate" -- 2 separate roots ?
Posted by:  Hen Hanna (henhan…@gmail.com)
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016

1st meaning is related to R&R -- resting & doing fun things.

2nd meaning is to "re-enact"

>>> American Civil War reenactment is an effort to recreate the appearance =
of a particular battle or other event associated with the American Civil Wa=
r by hobbyists known (in the United States) as Civil War reenactors, Civil =
War recreationists, ...  <<<

The following page gives 2 etymologies -- implying they have 2 separate roo=


1. (transitive) To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh,=

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##Dryden Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colo=
urs mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying [=E2=
=80=A6] the sight more than any.

##Dr H. More --- These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromati=
c scent.

2.(reflexive) To enjoy or entertain oneself.=20

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1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.ii.3: In Italy, though t=
hey bide in cities in winter, which is more gentlemanlike, all the summer t=
hey come abroad to their country-houses, to recreate themselves.

Jeremy Taylor --- St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame=