anagoge

noun
an·a·go·ge | \ˈa-nə-ˌgō-jē \
variants: or anagogy
plural anagoges or anagogies

Definition of anagoge 

: 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

Other Words from anagoge

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

First Known Use of anagoge

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anagoge

Late Latin anagoge, from Late Greek anagōgē, from Greek, reference, from anagein to refer, from ana- + agein to lead — more at agent

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