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”).
insurgent (not comparable)
insurgent (plural insurgents)
- one of several people who take up arms against the local state authority; a participant in insurgency
- Rhymes: -ent
insurgent m (plural insurgents)
insurgent m, f (masculine and feminine plural insurgents)