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Meaning of EPIPHANY

Pronunciation:  e'pifunee, i'pifunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a divine manifestation
  2. [n]  twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus

EPIPHANY is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6, Three Kings' Day, Twelfth day
 See Also: Christian holy day, Jan, January, manifestation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*piph"a*ny\, n. [F. ['e]piphanie, L. epiphania, Gr.
'epifa`nia (sc. ?), for 'epifa`neia appearance, fr.
'epifai`nein to show forth; 'epi` + fai`nein to show. See
1. An appearance, or a becoming manifest.

         Whom but just before they beheld transfigured and in
         a glorious epiphany upon the mount.   --Jer. Taylor.

         An epic poet, if ever such a difficult birth should
         make its epiphany in Paris.           --De Quincey.

2. (Eccl.) A church festival celebrated on the 6th of
   January, the twelfth day after Christmas, in commemoration
   of the visit of the Magi of the East to Bethlehem, to see
   and worship the child Jesus; or, as others maintain, to
   commemorate the appearance of the star to the Magi,
   symbolizing the manifestation of Christ to the Gentles;

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