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[met-uh-noi-uh] /ˌmɛt əˈnɔɪ ə/

a profound, usually spiritual, transformation; conversion.

spiritual conversion or awakening; fundamental change of character
Word Origin

Greek ‘change one’s mind, repent’

1768, “penitence, spiritual conversion,” from Greek metanoia “afterthought, repentance,” from metanoein “to change one’s mind or purpose,” from meta- (see meta) + noein “to have mental perception,” from noos “mind, thought.”


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