ep·​ex·​e·​ge·​sis ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈjē-səs How to pronounce epexegesis (audio)
plural epexegeses ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈjē-ˌsēz How to pronounce epexegesis (audio)
: additional explanation or explanatory matter
epexegetical adjective
or epexegetic
epexegetically adverb

Word History


Greek epexēgēsis, from epi- + exēgēsis exegesis

First Known Use

circa 1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epexegesis was circa 1577

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“Epexegesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epexegesis. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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