Beffana

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Beffana an Epiphany present or gift—a corruption of Epiphania, which name in Italy has become personified for children as a toy-bringing witch or fairy called La Befana.
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Usage

In literature:

Her first appearance will be on the night of the Beffana, the 6th of January.
"A Siren" by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
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