Definition of theophany in English:
noun (plural theophanies)
A visible manifestation to humankind of God or a god.
- We shall be fulfilled with his visible theophany in holy contemplations, and it shall shine round about us with radiant beams of glory just as of old it once shone round the disciples at the divine Transfiguration.
- It is what is called a theophany, a manifestation of God, and it became one of the main texts used in Jewish and Christian discussion of God.
- These he divides into events (e.g., miracles, theophanies, life of Jesus), all possessing numinous phenomena and themes.
Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek theophaneia, from theos 'god' + phainein 'to show'.
Words that rhyme with theophanycacophony, homophony, Zoffany
Definition of theophany in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan