from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The Second Coming.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The nativity of our Lord.
- n. The last day.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See parusia.
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- n. (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
Greek parousiā, presence, Parousia, from parousa, feminine present participle of pareinai, to be present : para-, beside; see para-1 + einai, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)