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Yoga Korunta

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One learns, as nothing endures but change.

14 August 2006

Tuesday's Word: epiphany

e·piph·a·ny ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-pf-n)n. pl. e·piph·a·nies


A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.

January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed.

A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.

A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization: “I experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myself” (Frank Maier).

[Middle English epiphanie, from Old French, from Late Latin epiphania, from Greek epiphaneia, manifestation, from epiphainesthai, to appear : epi-, forth; see epi- + phainein, phan-, to show; see bh-1 in Indo-European Roots.]

Today's Word comes by request of Catherine Belle!


Blogger catherine belle said...

Not that you always have to use my suggestion, but how about "optimism" as the next word?

PS: Today is Tuesday, August 15 (not the 14th)

Blogger barbie2be said...

catherine, that just means david started this post before midnight while it was still technically aug 14.

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Catherine, you have lovely suggestions! "Optimism" is a great word and describes how more of us should be!

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Barbie, hope you're feeling better. It's always a pleasure to see you!

Blogger barbie2be said...

Thank you David, I am feeling much better.


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