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This week's theme: uncommon words with common suffixes or prefixes.
theophany (thee-OF-uh-nee) noun
An appearance of a god to a person.
[From Medieval Latin theophania, from Late Greek theophaneia, from Greek theo- (god) + -phaneia (to show).]
-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)
"Any mundane reality could yield a theophany, if approached with reverent imagination: a place, a rock, a tree, a man or a woman." Karen Armstrong; Divinity and Gender: a God For Both Sexes; The Economist (London, UK); Dec 21, 1996.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix, musician, singer, and songwriter (1942-1970)