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anagnorisis

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noun an·ag·no·ri·sis \ˌa-ˌnag-ˈnȯr-ə-səs\

Definition of anagnorisis

plural anagnorisesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the point in the plot especially of a tragedy at which the protagonist recognizes his or her or some other character's true identity or discovers the true nature of his or her own situation



Origin of anagnorisis

Greek anagnōrisis, from anagnōrizein to recognize, from ana- + gnōrizein to make known; akin to Greek gnōrimos well-known, gignōskein to come to know — more at know


First Known Use: circa 1800


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