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Headword: *qeofa/neia
Adler number: theta,193
Translated headword: theophany, Theophania, Epiphany
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the manifestation of the god;[1] feminine [sc. singular]. But as a neuter [and] plural [it is] Theophania,[2], nominative [sc. singular] Theophanion.
Greek Original:
*qeofa/neia: h( tou= qeou= fane/rwsis: qhluko/n. ou)dete/rws de\ plhquntiko\n ta\ *qeofa/nia, h( eu)qei=a to\ *qeofa/nion.
[1] Or: of God.
[2] That is, spelled with iota instead of epsiloniota. A festival at Delphi, at which the statues of Apollo and other gods were shown to the people (Herodotus 1.51 [web address 1], cf. Pollux 1.34). See generally LSJ s.v. at web address 2. For Christian usage (with either spelling) see Lampe s.v.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: art history; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion
Translated by: Andrea Consogno on 14 May 2007@05:45:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 May 2007@08:54:40.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, fixed link) on 14 May 2007@10:54:14.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 January 2013@05:22:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 6 January 2013@23:28:31.
Catharine Roth (reordered links) on 4 November 2018@01:28:40.


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