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Friday, January 04, 2008


Adoration of the Magi
Gentile Da Fabiano (1423)
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
American Heritage Dictionary
e·piph·a·ny (ĭ-pĭf'ə-nē) Pronunciation Key n. pl. e·piph·a·nies
1. A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
2. January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed.
3. A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.
4. A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization: "I experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myself" (Frank Maier).
5. A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
[Middle English epiphanie, from Old French, from Late Latin epiphania, from Greek epiphaneia, manifestation, from epiphainesthai, to appear : epi-, forth; see epi- + phainein, phan-, to show; see bhā-1 in Indo-European roots.]

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