Epiphany meaning

ĭ-pĭfə-nē
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A sudden insight or intuitive understanding.
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Epiphany is defined as a sudden and profound understanding of something.

An example of epiphany is when someone has been looking for their lost keys and suddenly has an idea of where they are.

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The definition of Epiphany is a Christian celebration on January 6th that remembers when the Wise Men first saw Jesus.

An example of epiphany is the La Befana festival in Italy.

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A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
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Epiphany means when a god appears to someone.

An example of epiphany is when Allah appears to the prophet Muhammad.

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In many Christian churches, a yearly festival, held January 6, commemorating both the revealing of Jesus as the Christ to the Gentiles in the persons of the Magi and the baptism of Jesus.
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The appearance of Jesus Christ to the three Magi on the twelfth day after Christmas.
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An illuminating realization or discovery, often resulting in a personal feeling of elation, awe, or wonder.
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A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi, traditionally observed on January 6.
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January 6th, the day of the celebration.
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An annual Christian feast celebrating this event.
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An appearance or manifestation of a god or other supernatural being.
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(Christianity) Season or time of the Christian church year from the Epiphany feast day to Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent (See Epiphany).
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Origin of epiphany

  • Middle English epiphanie from Old French from Late Latin epiphania from Greek epiphaneia manifestation from epiphainesthai to appear epi- forth epi– phainein phan- to show bhā-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French epyphanie, from Late Latin epiphania, from Ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια (epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”), from ἐπιφαίνω (epiphainō, “I appear, display”), from ἐπί (epi, “upon”) + φαίνω (phainō, “I shine, appear”). English Epiphany (of Christ) since the 14th century, generic use since the 17th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • See epiphany.

    From Wiktionary