Origin of emanation
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Examples from the Web for emanation
The universe is an emanation from the perfect, and an effort towards perfection.
Philosophers (he says) have always regarded the world as an emanation from God.
I thought heartily: and no emanation from any menore was ever more sincere.
Has he not told you himself that every gift he possesses is but an emanation of his selfishness?Sir Jasper Carew
Charles James Lever
What is the beauty of yonder maiden but an emanation from the divine?Dreamers of the Ghetto
- an act or instance of emanating
- something that emanates or is produced; effusion
- a gaseous product of radioactive decay, such as radon
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Word Origin and History for emanation
1560s, from Late Latin emanationem (nominative emanatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin emanare "flow out, arise, proceed," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + manare "to flow," from PIE root *ma- "damp."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Something that issues from a source; an emission.
- Any of several radioactive gases that are isotopes of radon and are products of radioactive decay.
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