Origin of apparition
Synonyms for apparition
Related Words for apparitionalshadowy, eerie, spectral, scary, supernatural, ghastly, weird, whimsical, fantastic, abstract, fictional, unreal, fanciful, hypothetical, theoretical, ideal, visionary, incorporeal, nonmaterial, haunted
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Historical Examples of apparitional
She was a slave to hideous rites, gazing at the apparitional snake.The Open Boat and Other Stories
That is, matter manifests itself in form, and form is apparitional.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)
Buddha is the all-loving teacher, assuming the shape of the beings whom he teaches; this is the Nirmna Kya, his apparitional body.
This is the second person of the Buddhist triad, the apparitional body of Gotama.
So with the apparitional world: the delusion passes, and unity remains.
Word Origin for apparition
c.1500, "unclosing" (of Heaven), from Anglo-French aparicion, Old French apparition, aparoison (15c.), used in reference to the Epiphany (revealing of Christ child to the Wise Men), from Late Latin apparitionem (nominative apparitio) "an appearance," also "attendants," in classical Latin "service, servants," noun of action from past participle stem of apparere "appear" (see appear). Meaning "ghost" first recorded c.1600; the shade of sense differentiation between appearance and apparition is that the latter tends to be unexpected or startling.