a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, meaning “appearance,” “manifestation” (epiphany ); used in the formation of compound words (Christophany; Satanophany ).

< Greek -phania, akin to phaínesthai to appear

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n combining form
indicating a manifestation: theophany
[from Greek -phania, from phainein to show; see -phane]
adj combining form

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