An example of epiphany is when someone has been looking for their lost keys and suddenly has an idea of where they are.
An example of epiphany is the La Befana festival in Italy.
An example of epiphany is when Allah appears to the prophet Muhammad.
Origin of epiphany
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.
- See epiphany.