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 epexegeses (audio) \

Definition of epexegesis

: additional explanation or explanatory matter

Other Words from epexegesis

epexegetical \ ˌe-​ˌpek-​sə-​ˈje-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce epexegetical (audio) \ or epexegetic \ ˌe-​ˌpek-​sə-​ˈje-​tik How to pronounce epexegetic (audio) \ adjective
epexegetically \ ˌe-​ˌpek-​sə-​ˈje-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epexegetically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of epexegesis

circa 1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epexegesis

Greek epexēgēsis, from epi- + exēgēsis exegesis

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“Epexegesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epexegesis. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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