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noun, plural the·oph·a·nies.
- a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.
Origin of theophany
1625–35;Related formsthe·o·phan·ic [thee-uh-fan-ik] /ˌθi əˈfæn ɪk/, the·oph·a·nous, adjective
< Late Latin theophania
< Late Greek theopháneia.
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British Dictionary definitions for theophanous
Derived Formstheophanic (θɪəˈfænɪk) or theophanous, adjective
- theol a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material
C17: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show
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Word Origin and History for theophanous
1630s, from Late Latin theophania, from Greek theophaneia, from theos "god" (see Thea) + phainein "to show" (see phantasm).
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