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Parousia

Definition:

the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment

Class:

event noun (natural events)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Greek parousiā, presence, Parousia, from parousa, feminine present participle of...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Parousia

an ancient Greek word meaning presence, arrival, or official visit. Physical presence, arrival - The main use is the physical presence of a person, which where that person is not already present refers to the prospect of the physical arrival of that ... (42 of 962 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Parousia

Oxford Dictionary:

Second Coming [Christian Theology] | Parousia [Christian Theology] | Second Advent [Christian Theology]

the prophesied return of Christ to Earth at the Last Judgement (11 of 33 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Second-Coming

Parousia

Syllabification: (Par·ou·si·a) | [Christian Theology] | another term for "Second Coming". (9 of 31 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Parousia

Merriam-Webster:

Second Coming | Parousia [Second Coming]

the coming of Christ as judge on the last day (10 of 31 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/second coming

Random House Dictionary:

Parousia | advent [synonym, definition 4, sense-specific]

advent (definition 4) | "parousia": [Platonism] the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed. (18 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/parousia

American Heritage Dictionary:

Second Coming [Christianity] | Advent [synonym] | Second Advent [synonym] | Parousia

The return of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment. (10 of 17 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/second-coming

New World Dictionary:

Second Coming [Christian theology] | Parousia

the expected return of Christ, at the Last Judgment (9 of 11 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/second-coming

Collins Dictionary:

Second Coming | less commonly Second Advent | parousia [Christianity]

the prophesied return of Christ to earth at the Last Judgment (11 of 410 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/second-coming

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Second Coming [Christianity] | Second Advent, or Parousia [synonym]

in Christianity, the future return of Christ in glory, when it's understood that he will set up his kingdom, judge his enemies, and reward the ... (25 of 113 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/531409​/Second-Coming

Cambridge Dictionary:

the Second Coming | Second Coming

the return of Jesus Christ to Earth from heaven that Christians expect will happen one day (16 of 22 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/the-second-coming

Wiktionary:

second coming [Christianity]

The prophesied return of Jesus Christ. (6 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/second coming

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Advent

season of the Christian ecclesiastical year preceding Christmas, lasting in the West from the Sunday nearest November 30 (St. Andrew's Day) until ... (22 of 118 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0802571​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

Advent [countable/uncountable] | Advents [plural]

in the Christian religion, the four-week period before Christmas Day (10 of 35 words, pronunciation)

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

Encarta Dictionary:

Second Coming | Second Advent [Christianity] | Parousia [Christianity]

in Christian belief, the anticipated and prophesied return of Jesus Christ to judge humanity at the end of the world (20 of 31 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861710687​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

Parousia

Origin: Greek parousiā, presence, Parousia, from parousa, feminine present participle of pareinai, to be present: ... (14 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parousia

New World Dictionary:

Parousia

Origin: ecclesiastical Classical Greek parousia from Greek, literally, presence, arrival from para-, "para-" + ousia, a being, substance ... (17 of 28 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

Parousia

First use: 1844

Origin: Greek, literally, presence, from paront-, parōn, present participle of pareinai to be present, from para- + einai to be

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

Oxford Dictionary:

Parousia

Origin: Greek, literally "being present"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Parousia

Encarta Dictionary:

Parousia [Christianity]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Greek, "presence" from present participle of pareinai from einai "be"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723903​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Parousia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Parousia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Parousia"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Parousia" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Parousia

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Parousia"

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Parousia

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Parousia"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Parousia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Parousia" by speech synthesizer

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