Theophany meaning

thē-ŏfə-nē
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An appearance of a god to a human; a divine manifestation.
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A manifestation of God or a deity.
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A manifestation of a deity to a man.
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Origin of theophany

  • Medieval Latin theophania from Late Greek theophaneia Greek theo- theo- Greek phainein phan- to show bhā-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Late Latin theophania, corresponding to theo- +"Ž -phany, from θεο (Theo, “God") + φαίνω (phainō, “I shine, appear").

    From Wiktionary