anagnorisis

noun an·ag·no·ri·sis \ ˌa-ˌnag-ˈnȯr-ə-səs \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of anagnorisis

plural anagnorises play \-ˌsēz\
: the point in the plot especially of a tragedy at which the protagonist recognizes his or her or some other character's true identity or discovers the true nature of his or her own situation

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Origin and Etymology of anagnorisis

Greek anagnōrisis, from anagnōrizein to recognize, from ana- + gnōrizein to make known; akin to Greek gnōrimos well-known, gignōskein to come to know — more at know


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