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the·oph·a·ny  audio  (th-f-n) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. the·oph·a·nies
An appearance of a god to a human; a divine manifestation.

ETYMOLOGY:
Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia : Greek theo-, theo- + Greek phainein, phan-, to show; see bh-1 in Indo-European roots


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