theophany

[ thee-of-uh-nee ]
/ θiˈɒf ə ni /

noun, plural the·oph·a·nies.

a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person.

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Origin of theophany

1625–35; < Late Latin theophania < Late Greek theopháneia. See theo-, -phany

OTHER WORDS FROM theophany

the·o·phan·ic [thee-uh-fan-ik] /ˌθi əˈfæn ɪk/, the·oph·a·nous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for theophany

theophany
/ (θɪˈɒfənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

theol a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material

Derived forms of theophany

theophanic (θɪəˈfænɪk) or theophanous, adjective

Word Origin for theophany

C17: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show
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