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Epiphʹany

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The time of appearance, meaning the period when the star appeared to the wise men of the East. The 6th January is the Feast of the Epiphany.

⁂ The word is not special to Christianity. One of the names of Zeus was Epĭphanes (the manifest one), and festivals in his honour were called “Epiphanies.” (Greek, epi-phaino, to shine upon, to be manifest [in creation].)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Ephialtes
Ephori or Ephors
Epic
Epicure
Epicurean
Epicuros. (Latin form, Epicurus.)
Epi-demic
Epigram
Epilepsy
Epimenides
Epiphany
Episemon
Episode
Epistle
Epi-zootic
Epoch
Epode
Epsom Races
Epsom Salts
Equal-to
Equation of Time

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Epiphany