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a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, meaning “appearance,” “manifestation” (epiphany); used in the formation of compound words (Christophany; Satanophany).
Origin of -phany
< Greek -phania, akin to phaínesthai to appear Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -phany


combining form
indicating a manifestation: theophany
Derived Forms
-phanous, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -phania, from phainein to show; see -phane
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