an·​a·​go·​ge | \ ˈa-nə-ˌgō-jē How to pronounce anagoge (audio) \
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 How to pronounce anagogic (audio) \ or anagogical \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈgä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce anagogical (audio) \ adjective
anagogically \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈgä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anagogically (audio) \ 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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“Anagoge.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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