Thursday, January 06, 2011

Epiphany - I love definition 1

I don't know if I've ever been struck by a definition the way I was when I decided to find out what Webster's had to say about today:


noun \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\
plural epiph·a·nies


1: capitalized : January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ
2: an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being
3: a (1) : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something (2) : an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking (3) : an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure b : a revealing scene or moment

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