Definition of Phagiphany in English:

Phagiphany

noun

rareChristian Church
  • The miraculous feeding of the five thousand, regarded as one of the manifestations of the divine nature of Jesus commemorated in the feast of the Epiphany.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From post-classical Latin phagiphania manifestation of Christ's divinity in feeding of multitude from ancient Greek ϕαγεῖν to eat + classical Latin -i- + ancient Greek -ϕανία, probably after post-classical Latin epiphania.

Pronunciation

Phagiphany

/faɡˈɪfəni/ /faɡˈɪf(ə)ni/