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theophany

Definition:

a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person

Class:

event noun (natural events)

Plural:

theophanies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia: Greek theo-, theo- +...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Theophany

from the Ancient Greek θεοφάνεια, refers to the appearance of a deity to a human or other being. This term has been used to refer to appearances of the gods in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern religions. While the Iliad is the earliest... (44 of 3987 words, 4 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

theophany [theology] | theophanies [plural] | theophanous [adjective, derived]

a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material (17 of 250 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/theophany

Britannica Encyclopedia:

theophany [theology]

manifestation of deity in sensible form. The term has been applied generally to the appearance of the gods in the ancient Greek and Near Eastern ... (25 of 202 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/590940​/theophany

Oxford Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

a visible manifestation to humankind of God or a god (10 of 48 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/theophany

Merriam-Webster:

theophany | theophanies [plural] | theophanic [adjective, related]

a visible manifestation of a deity (6 of 41 words, pronunciations)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

An appearance of a god to a human; a divine manifestation. (11 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/theophany

Wiktionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

A manifestation of a deity to a man. (8 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/theophany

New World Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

a manifestation of God or a deity (7 of 23 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/theophany

Random House Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person. (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/theophany

Macmillan British Dictionary:

manifestation [formal] | manifestations [plural]

[countable/uncountable] evidence that something exists or is present | [countable] an occasion when a ghost or spirit appears (17 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

manifestation [formal]

a sign of something existing or happening | appearance (8 of 42 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/manifestation

Encarta Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

the appearance of a god in a visible form to a human being (13 of 46 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719554​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia: Greek theo-, theo- + Greek phainein, phan-, to ... (15 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/theophany

Merriam-Webster:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

First use: about 1633

Origin: Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from Greek the- + -phaneia (as in epiphaneia appearance)

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

Collins Dictionary:

theophany [theology] | theophanies [plural]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/theophany

Oxford Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

Origin: Old English, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek theophaneia, from theos "god" + phainein "to show"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/theophany

New World Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

Origin: ecclesiastical Late Latin theophania from Greek theophaneia: see "theo-" and "-phane"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/theophany

Wiktionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

Origin: Late Latin theophania, corresponding to theo- + -phany.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/theophany

Encarta Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: medieval Latin from Greek theophaneia "appearance of the gods"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719554​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

theophany [theology] | theophanies [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "theophany"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "theophany"

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the Free Dictionary:

theophany

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "theophany"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "theophany" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/theophany

Google Dictionary:

theophany | theophanies [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "theophany"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

theophany

Audio: North American pronunciation of "theophany"

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YourDictionary Audio:

theophany

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

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