Parousia Pa*rou"si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?. See {Parusia}.] (a) The nativity of our Lord. (b) The last day. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

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  • Parousia — Second Coming, 1875, from Gk. parousia, lit. presence. A reference to Matt. xxiv:27 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Parousia — [pär΄o͞o sē′ə, pə ro͞o′zē ə] n. [Gr(Ec) parousia < Gr, lit., presence, arrival < para ,PARA 1 + ousia, a being, substance < stem of ōn, prp. of einai, to be: see ONTO ] SECOND COMING …   English World dictionary

  • parousia — Greek for ‘presence’, and used in the NT for the coming of Christ within an eschatological [[➝ eschatology]] complex including judgement [[➝ Judgement]] and resurrection though the word can also denote simply the ‘presence’ of an apostle among… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Parousia — /peuh rooh zee euh, see euh, pahr ooh see euh/, n. 1. advent (def. 4). 2. (l.c.) Platonism. the presence in any thing of the idea after which it was formed. [1870 75; < Gk parousía a being present, presence, equiv. to par PAR + ous (s. of ôn, prp …   Universalium

  • Parousia — Par•ou•si•a [[t]pəˈru zi ə, si ə, ˌpɑr uˈsi ə[/t]] n. rel Second Coming • Etymology: 1870–75; < Gk parousía a being present, presence …   From formal English to slang

  • parousia — /pəˈruziə/ (say puh roohzeeuh) noun the return of Christ to earth at the end of the world; the Second Advent. {Greek parousia arrival, especially visit of a royal or official personage, or of a god} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Parousia — noun Etymology: Greek, literally, presence, from paront , parōn, present participle of pareinai to be present, from para + einai to be more at is Date: 1844 Second Coming …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • parousia — noun the second coming of Christ …   Wiktionary

  • PAROUSIA —    a Greek term used in CHRISTIANITY referring to the RETURN OF CHRIST also known as His SECOND ADVENT …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • parousia — second coming of Christ Ecclesiastical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

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