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Parousia

[puh-roo-zee-uh, -see-uh, pahr-oo-see-uh] /pəˈru zi ə, -si ə, ˌpɑr uˈsi ə/
noun
1.
advent (def 4).
2.
(lowercase) Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek parousía a being present, presence, equivalent to par- par- + ous- (stem of ôn, present participle of eînai to be) + -ia -ia
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parousia

/pəˈruːsɪə/
noun
1.
(Christianity) another term for the Second Coming
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: presence
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Word Origin and History for Parousia
n.

"Second Coming," a reference to Matt. xxiv:27, 1875, from Greek parousia, literally "presence," from para- (see para- (1)) + ousia "essence," from on, genitive ontos, present participle of einai "to be" (see ion).

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