metanoia

noun
meta·​noia | \ ˌme-tə-ˈnȯi-ə How to pronounce metanoia (audio) \

Definition of metanoia

: a transformative change of heart especially : a spiritual conversion

First Known Use of metanoia

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metanoia

Greek, from metanoiein to change one's mind, repent, from meta- + noein to think, from nous mind

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“Metanoia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metanoia. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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