incarnation (n.)

c. 1300, "embodiment of God in the person of Christ," from Old French incarnacion "the Incarnation" (12c.), from Late Latin incarnationem (nominative incarnatio), "act of being made flesh" (used by Church writers especially in reference to God in Christ; source also of Spanish encarnacion, Italian incarnazione), noun of action from past-participle stem of Late Latin incarnari "be made flesh," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + caro (genitive carnis) "flesh" (originally "a piece of flesh," from PIE root *sker- (1) "to cut"). Glossed in Old English as inflæscnes, inlichomung. As "person or thing that is the embodiment" (of some quality, deity, etc.) from 1742.

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Definitions of incarnation from WordNet
incarnation (n.)
a new personification of a familiar idea;
the incarnation of evil
Synonyms: embodiment / avatar
incarnation (n.)
time passed in a particular bodily form;
he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation
incarnation (n.)
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.;
Synonyms: personification
Incarnation (n.)
(Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ;