Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[thee-of-uh-nee] /θiˈɒf ə ni/
noun, plural theophanies.
a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.
Origin of theophany
1625-35; < Late Latin theophania < Late Greek theopháneia. See theo-, -phany
Related forms
[thee-uh-fan-ik] /ˌθi əˈfæn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
theophanous, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for theophany
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for theophany


noun (pl) -nies
(theol) a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material
Derived Forms
theophanic (θɪəˈfænɪk), theophanous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for theophany

1630s, from Late Latin theophania, from Greek theophaneia, from theos "god" (see Thea) + phainein "to show" (see phantasm).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for theophany

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for theophany

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for theophany