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metanoia

[met-uh-noi-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈnɔɪ ə/
noun
1.
a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek metánoia change of mind, repentance; see meta-, -noia
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metanoia

n.

1768, "penitence, spiritual conversion," from Greek metanoia "afterthought, repentance," from metanoein "to change one's mind or purpose," from meta- (see meta) + noein "to have mental perception," from noos "mind, thought."

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