noun (plural epiphanies)
- 1 (Epiphany) The manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12).More example sentences
- The story of Epiphany is related by the first three Evangelists: Matthew, Mark and Luke.
- The account of the magi is celebrated as an epiphany of our Lord.
- 1.1The festival commemorating the Epiphany on 6 January.More example sentences
- For Epiphany on January 6, a large round pastry is baked with a bean hidden in it.
- The Christmas season in France comes to an end on Epiphany when we commemorate the coming of the three kings to Bethlehem.
- In Izalco, the period between Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated with nightly processions and Jeu Jeu, an Amerindian rain dance.
- 2A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization.More example sentences
- Then, as if we all have an epiphany at the same moment, we simultaneously yell out.
- But I have to believe my epiphany was the decisive moment in my adult life.
- In a sudden epiphany, he had remembered that he still had Krillir's guns, silver weapons with eagles engraved on the handles.
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- On the whole, it seems a good idea to be silent about the transcendent and epiphanic dimensions of life because they cannot actually be spoken about.
- Quite simply put, a holy place, as a place in which an epiphanic event happens, is holy insofar as the breath or Spirit that gives witness to our spirit is there to consecrate it - and we call it ‘spiritual presence.’
- Since the publication of her first novel, she has returned in her fiction to epiphanic moments which elide divisions in time and space.
Middle English: from Greek epiphainein 'reveal'. The sense relating to the Christian festival is via Old French epiphanie and ecclesiastical Latin epiphania.
More definitions of epiphanyDefinition of epiphany in:
- The US English dictionary