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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).
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Origin of -phany

<Greek -phania, akin to phaínesthai to appear
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British Dictionary definitions for -phany

-phany

n combining form
indicating a manifestationtheophany

Derived forms of -phany

-phanous, adj combining form

Word Origin for -phany

from Greek -phania, from phainein to show; see -phane
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