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exegesis

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noun ex·e·ge·sis \ˌek-sə-ˈjē-səs, ˈek-sə-ˌ\

Definition of exegesis

plural ex·e·ge·sesplay \-ˈjē-(ˌ)sēz\

  1. :  exposition, explanation; especially :  an explanation or critical interpretation of a text



Examples of exegesis

  1. <a psychobiography that purports to be the definitive exegesis of the late president's character>



Origin of exegesis

New Latin, from Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai to explain, interpret, from ex- + hēgeisthai to lead — more at seek


First Known Use: 1619

Rhymes with exegesis



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