noun meta·noia \ˌme-tə-ˈni-ə\

Definition of METANOIA

:  a transformative change of heart; especially :  a spiritual conversion

Origin of METANOIA

Greek, from metanoiein to change one's mind, repent, from meta- + noein to think, from nous mind
First Known Use: 1577


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