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epexegesis

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noun ep·ex·e·ge·sis \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈjē-səs\

Definition of epexegesis

plural epexegesesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  additional explanation or explanatory matter

epexegetical play \-ˈje-ti-kəl\ or epexegetic play \-ˈje-tik\ adjective
epexegetically play \-ˈje-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of epexegesis

Greek epexēgēsis, from epi- + exēgēsis exegesis


First Known Use: circa 1577


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