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anagoge

noun an·a·go·ge \ˈa-nə-ˌgō-jē\

Definition of anagoge

plural anagoges or anagogies

  1. :  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

anagogicplay \ˌa-nə-ˈgä-jik\ or anagogical play \-ji-kəl\ adjective
anagogically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Variants of anagoge

or anagogy play \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


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