a manifestation of God or a deity
Origin of theophanyEcclesiastical Late Latin theophania from Classical Greek theophaneia: see theo- and -phane
An appearance of a god to a human; a divine manifestation.
Origin of theophanyMedieval Latin theophania from Late Greek theophaneia Greek theo- theo- Greek phainein phan- to show ; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A manifestation of a deity to a man.
From Late Latin theophania, corresponding to theo- +"Ž -phany, from Î¸ÎµÎ¿ (Theo, “God") + Ï†Î±Î¯Î½Ï‰ (phainÅ, “I shine, appear").