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e•piph•a•ny



Pronunciation: (i-pif'u-nē), [key]
n.,
pl. -nies.

1. (cap.) a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
2. an appearance or manifestation, esp. of a deity.
3. a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.
4. a literary work or section of a work presenting, usually symbolically, such a moment of revelation and insight.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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