Definition of metanoia in English:

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metanoia

Pronunciation: /ˌmedəˈnoiə/

noun

Change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.
Example sentences
  • The biblical word for conversion, metanoia, means not just a shift in one's views or opinions but a fundamental change in direction.
  • It involves metanoia, which we translate as repentance - a complete change of direction.
  • One reads of ‘heterosexists’ but not ‘homosexists’; one reads of the ‘gospel’ and metanoia but never finds either word defined.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek, from metanoein 'change one's mind'.

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Syllabification: met·a·noi·a

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