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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPIPHANY

The rest will to Dax when the prince starts, which will be before the feast of the Epiphany.

We witnessed a very gorgeous procession on the feast of the Epiphany.

Well, this year, at Epiphany, it had been snowing for a week.

I should say I did remember that Epiphany supper during the war!

The Collect for the first Sunday after Epiphany is wonderful.

But I want, to-night, to give you a third meaning for the Epiphany star.

See what has been said on the subject of the Three Kings in the account of the Epiphany.

We are much occupied here with a grand ball which will take place the night before the Epiphany.

Ftes are held here during Carnival, and a fair at the Epiphany.

A season of great enjoyment is the Carnival, which with them begins at the Epiphany.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "festival of the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles" (celebrated Jan. 6; usually with a capital -E-), from Old French epiphanie, from Late Latin epiphania, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular), from late Greek epiphaneia "manifestation, striking appearance" (in New Testament, "advent or manifestation of Christ"), from epiphanes "manifest, conspicuous," from epiphainein "to manifest, display," from epi "on, to" (see epi-) + phainein "to show" (see phantasm).

Of divine beings other than Christ, first recorded 1660s; general literary sense of "any manifestation or revelation" appeared 1840, first in De Quincey.

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