What does the word epiphany mean?

Usage examples for epiphany

  1. Simple puppyish folk though they were, Madonna of the Peach- Tree chose them to witness her epiphany. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett