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n. pl. the·oph·a·nies
An appearance of a god to a human; a divine manifestation.
[Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia : Greek theo-, theo- + Greek phainein, phan-, to show; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -nies
(Theology) theol a manifestation of a deity to man in a form that, though visible, is not necessarily material
[C17: from Late Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from theo- + phainein to show]
theophanic, theˈophanous adj
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a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to man. — theophanic, theophanous, adj.See also: Religion
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