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THEóS PHAíNō > THEóPHANES

This name derives from the Ancient Greek name “Theóphanes (θεοφάνης)”, composed of two elements: “theós ‎(θεός)” (divine, a deity, a god, God) plus “phaínō ‎(φαίνω)” (to appear, bring to light, show, uncover, reveal, make known). In turn the name means “Epiphany, manifestation of God, the appearance or manifestation of a deity to mortals”. Tiffany is an English form of the Greek Theophania. It was formerly often given to children born on the feast of Theophania, that is, epiphany, but obviously used even for those born on other days of the year. Its use ended after the middle eages, but resumed after the success of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. At Delphi the Theophania (θεοφάνια) or Theophanies was an annual festival in spring celebrating the return of Apollo from his winter quarters in Hyperborea.

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