anagoge


an·a·go·ge

noun \ˈa-nə-ˌgō-jē\
plural an·a·go·ges or an·a·go·gies

Definition of ANAGOGE

:  interpretation of a word, passage, or text (as of Scripture or poetry) that finds beyond the literal, allegorical, and moral senses a fourth and ultimate spiritual or mystical sense
an·a·gog·ic \ˌa-nə-ˈgä-jik\ or an·a·gog·i·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
an·a·gog·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of ANAGOGE

an·a·go·ge or an·a·go·gy \ˈa-nə-ˌgō-jē\

Origin of ANAGOGE

Late Latin anagoge, from Late Greek anagōgē, from Greek, reference, from anagein to refer, from ana- + agein to lead — more at agent
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with ANAGOGE

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