- a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.
Origin of theophany
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- theol a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material
C17: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show
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Word Origin and History for theophanous
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