Use of English
“I’ve had an epiphany today"
I saw this on somebody's personal profile.
So I looked up "epiphany" in my dictionary.
Epiphany is a church festival celebrated on the 6th of January, the twelfth day after Christmas, in commemoration of the visit of the Magi of the East to Bethlehem, to see and worship the child Jesus; or, as others maintain, to commemorate the appearance of the star to the Magi, symbolising the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.
1i A Christian feast celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi.
1ii January 6, on which this feast is traditionally observed.
2 A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
3i A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.
3ii A comprehension or perception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realisation: “I experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myself”
If only I had an epiphany today.
Somehow I don't think so.
Posted by nathan at January 26, 2003 12:29 PM
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