Parousia

[ puh-roo-zee-uh, -see-uh, pahr-oo-see-uh ]
/ pəˈru zi ə, -si ə, ˌpɑr uˈsi ə /

noun

(lowercase)Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed.

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Origin of Parousia

1870–75; <Greek parousía a being present, presence, equivalent to par-par- + ous- (stem of ôn, present participle of eînai to be) + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for Parousia

parousia
/ (pəˈruːsɪə) /

noun

Christianity another term for the Second Coming

Word Origin for parousia

C19: from Greek: presence
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