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epiphany

e·piph·a·ny

epiphany

 
pronunciation:
ih pI f ni
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: epiphanies
definition 1: (cap.) a Christian celebration on January 6 of the revelation of the divinity of Jesus Christ to the Magi.
definition 2: any revelation of the existence of a divine being.
similar words:
revelation
definition 3: a sudden revelation or realization of an important truth.
It was while in prison that he had an epiphany: there was no one he could rely on but himself.
similar words:
intuition, revelation
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derivation: epiphanic (adj.)
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