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theophany

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noun the·oph·a·ny \thē-ˈä-fə-nē\

Definition of theophany

plural

theophanies

  1. :  a visible manifestation of a deity

theophanic

play \ˌthē-ə-ˈfa-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of theophany

Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from Greek the- + -phaneia (as in epiphaneia appearance) — more at epiphany


First Known Use: circa 1633

Other Christian Religious Terms


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