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3 Kings' Day

Definition:

the 12 days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the 3 wise men to the infant Jesus

Class:

time noun (time and temporal relations)

Plural:

3 Kings' Days

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Epiphany (holiday) | Theophany

a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. Western Christians commemorate principally the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation to the Gentiles. Eastern ... (41 of 12427 words, 12 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Epiphany (holiday)

Merriam-Webster:

epiphany | epiphanies [plural] | Epiphany [sense-specific] | Old Christmas [middle United States, sense-specific] | Twelfth Day [sense-specific]

"Epiphany": January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the ... | an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being | a ... (23 of 273 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/epiphany

Collins Dictionary:

Twelfth Day

Jan 6, the twelfth day after Christmas and the feast of the Epiphany, formerly observed as the final day of the Christmas celebrations | [modifier] (24 of 202 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/twelfth-day

American Heritage Dictionary:

epiphany | epiphanies [plural] | Twelfth Day [ecclesiastical] | Epiphany [sense-specific] | epiphanic [adjective, related]

"Epiphany": A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. | January 6, on ... (24 of 119 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/epiphany

Oxford Dictionary:

Twelfth Night | Twelfth Day [archaic]

6 January, the feast of the Epiphany. | strictly, the evening of 5 January, the eve of the Epiphany and formerly the twelfth and last day of Christmas ... (27 of 53 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Twelfth-Night

Random House Dictionary:

Twelfth Day

the 12th day after Christmas, January 6, on which the festival of the Epiphany is celebrated: formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas ... (25 of 28 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/twelfth-day

New World Dictionary:

Twelfth Day

the twelfth day (January 6) after Christmas, traditionally the end of the Christmas season; Epiphany (15 of 15 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/twelfth-day

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Epiphany [religious festival]

festival celebrated on January 6, one of the three principal and oldest festival days of the Christian church. Some Orthodox churches celebrate ... (22 of 181 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/190101​/Epiphany

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Epiphany

a prime Christian feast, celebrated January 6, called also Twelfth Day or Little Christmas. Its eve is Twelfth Night. It commemorates three ... (22 of 168 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0817499​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Epiphany [countable/uncountable] | Epiphanies [plural]

6th January, celebrated by Christians as the day that the baby Jesus Christ was visited by three kings or wise men, according to the Bible (25 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/Epiphany

Cambridge Dictionary:

Epiphany [entry 1]

January 6, a Christian holy day which, in the Western church, celebrates the coming of the three magi (important visitors) to see the baby Jesus ... (25 of 43 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/epiphany 1

Wiktionary:

Epiphany | Epiphanies [plural]

The appearance of Jesus Christ to the three Magi on the twelfth day after Christmas | An annual Christian feast celebrating this event | January 6th, the day of the celebration (29 of 30 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Epiphany

Encarta Dictionary:

Epiphany | Twelfth Day [Christianity]

a Christian festival marking the visit of the Magi to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth or, in the Eastern Orthodox Church, the baptism of Jesus ... (24 of 55 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861608849​/definition​.html  [offline]

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