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ɪˈpɪf ə niepiphany

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  1. epiphanynoun

    satori, enlightenment

  2. epiphanynoun

    Christian feast celebrating the appearance of Jesus Christ to the Magi (representing the world), traditionally celebrated on January 6, the day after the twelfth day of Christmas.

    satori, enlightenment

  3. epiphanynoun

    An illuminating realization or discovery, often resulting in a personal feeling of elation, awe, or wonder.

    enlightenment, satori

  4. epiphanynoun

    Season or time of the Christian church year from the Epiphany feast day to Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday), the day before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent (See Epiphany).

    satori, enlightenment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. epiphanynoun

    a divine manifestation

  2. Epiphany, Epiphany of Our Lord, Twelfth day, Three Kings' Day, January 6noun

    twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus

Editors Contribution

  1. anagnorisis

    epiphany is the moment of enlightenment

    lady macbeth's main epiphany is when she realises that "all's lost": she has become queen, but is no longer macbeth's "dearest partner". lear's epiphany occurs when he realises that neither goneril nor regan love him. their flattery was intended to relieve him of his power.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 8, 2020  
  2. eureka moment

    sudden realisation

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. epiphanynoun

    manifestation, appearance (especially that of christ by the star which guided the Magi to Bethlehem)

  2. epiphanynoun

    (Eccl.) festival of the Epiphany

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "epiphany":

    revelation, renaissance, eye-opener, illumination

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  1. Tim Kendall:

    I wasn't mainlining heroin, but I was doing something I knew wasn't good, i had this epiphany that Jesus, this thing is really a problem.

  2. David Guas:

    One fanciful tale traces it to Western European, pre-Christian societies in which whoever found a coin or bean in a special cake was crowned King for the year, whether the story was true or what you believe, Christians have long served King Cakes containing coins or gilded beans for the Feast of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night, a celebration of the visit of the three wise men — the Magi or Kings — to the infant Jesus 12 days after his birth.

  3. Randall Krakauer:

    Acceptance of ones' mortality is a process, not an epiphany.

  4. Stephen Massocca:

    That epiphany took place days ago when the Fed minutes were released and so it’s consistent with that. I don’t think there was anything in here that was new news.

  5. Greg Schmidt:

    My dad invited Rudy Kalman to give a lecture at Ames, and when he did, Dad had an epiphany, rudy Kalman had written a paper about a theoretical' linear' solution to estimating a vehicle's location and speed. The problem was that this was a fundamentally' nonlinear' problem ; that's like the difference in complexity between floating down a lazy river and going over a waterfall, where your motion becomes chaotic and unpredictable. My dad then developed the equations for how to solve this nonlinear problem -- a major extension of Kalman's work.

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