incarnation

[ in-kahr-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

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Origin of incarnation

1250–1300; Middle English incarnacion < Late Latin incarnātiōn- (stem of incarnātiō) equivalent to incarnāt(us) incarnate + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM incarnation

in·car·na·tion·al, adjectivepost·in·car·na·tion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incarnation (1 of 2)

incarnation
/ (ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən) /

noun

the act of manifesting or state of being manifested in bodily form, esp human form
a bodily form assumed by a god, etc
a person or thing that typifies or represents some quality, idea, etcthe weasel is the incarnation of ferocity

British Dictionary definitions for incarnation (2 of 2)

Incarnation
/ (ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən) /

noun

Christian theol the assuming of a human body by the Son of God
Christianity the presence of God on Earth in the person of Jesus
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Cultural definitions for incarnation

Incarnation

The Christian belief that the Son, the second person of the Trinity, was incarnated, or made flesh, in the person of Jesus, in order to save the world from original sin (see also original sin).

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