Origin of apparition
Examples from the Web for apparitional
That is, matter manifests itself in form, and form is apparitional.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
Buddha is the all-loving teacher, assuming the shape of the beings whom he teaches; this is the Nirmna Kya, his apparitional body.
So with the apparitional world: the delusion passes, and unity remains.
To look back at all is to meet the apparitional and to find in its ghostly face the silent stare of an appeal.A Small Boy and Others|Henry James
Viola came to us out of the primeval woods with an effect of apparitional beauty.Atlantic Classics, Second Series|Henry C. Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for apparitional
Word Origin for apparition
Word Origin and History for apparitional
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.