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In common parlance, an epiphany refers to a manifestation or appearance of a divine or superhuman being or an illuminating realization or discovery, often resulting in a personal feeling of elation, awe, or wonder.

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From Old French epyphanie, from Late Latin epiphania, from Ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια (epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance”), from ἐπιφαίνω (epiphainō, “I appear, display”), from ἐπί (epi, “upon”) + φαίνω (phainō, “I shine, appear”). English Epiphany (of Christ) since the 14th century, generic use since the 17th century. Epiphany may refer to:

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