noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a change in form or appearance ; metamorphosis b. an exalting, glorifying, or spiritual change 2. capitalized a Christian feast that commemorates the transfiguration of Christ on a mountaintop in the presence of three disciples and that is observed on August 6 in the Roman Catholic and some Eastern churches and on the Sunday before Lent in most Protestant churches

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  • transfiguration — [ trɑ̃sfigyrasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1265; lat. transfiguratio 1 ♦ Relig. chrét. Changement miraculeux dans l apparence du Christ transfiguré. Fête de la Transfiguration (6 août). 2 ♦ Action de transfigurer, état de ce qui est transfiguré. « À partir de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Transfiguration — may refer to:* Transfiguration of Jesus, an event reported by the Synoptic Gospels in which Jesus underwent transfiguration * Transfiguration (Raphael), a painting depicting the Transfiguration of Jesus * Transfiguration (in religion), a… …   Wikipedia

  • Transfiguration — • Culminating point of Christ s public life, as His Baptism is its starting point, and His Ascension its end Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Transfiguration     Transfiguration …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • transfiguration — Transfiguration. s. f. v. Changement en une autre figure. Il n a d usage qu en cette phrase. La Transfiguration de nostre Seigneur …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • transfiguration — [trans fig΄yo͞o rā′shən, trans΄figyo͞o rā′shən] n. 1. a transfiguring or being transfigured 2. [T ] Bible the change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain: Matt. 17 3. [T ] a church festival (Aug. 6) commemorating the Transfiguration …   English World dictionary

  • Transfiguration — (lat.), Verklärung, besonders diejenige Christi auf dem Berge Tabor (Matth. 17), zu deren Andenken die griechische und römische Kirche 6. Aug. ein besonderes Fest feiern. Berühmt ist Raffaels Gemälde in der Galerie des Vatikans; andre… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Transfiguration — (lat.), Umgestaltung, bes. Verklärung Christi …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • transfiguration — index development (progression) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • transfiguration — (n.) late 14c., from L. transfigurationem, noun of action from pp. stem of transfigurare (see TRANSFIGURE (Cf. transfigure)). In English, originally the change in appearance of Christ before his disciples (Matt. xvii:2; Mark ix:2,3). The non… …   Etymology dictionary

  • transfiguration — transformation, metamorphosis, transmutation, conversion, transmogrification (see under TRANSFORM) Analogous words: exaltation, magnification (see corresponding verbs at EXALT): enhancing, heightening, intensifying (see INTENSIFY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • transfiguration — Transfiguration, Transfiguratio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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