epexegesis


ep·ex·e·ge·sis

noun \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈjē-səs\
plural ep·ex·e·ge·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of EPEXEGESIS

:  additional explanation or explanatory matter
ep·ex·e·get·i·cal \-ˈje-ti-kəl\ or ep·ex·e·get·ic \-ˈje-tik\ adjective
ep·ex·e·get·i·cal·ly \-ˈje-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of EPEXEGESIS

Greek epexēgēsis, from epi- + exēgēsis exegesis
First Known Use: circa 1577

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