epexegesis

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noun ep·ex·e·ge·sis \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈjē-səs\

Definition of epexegesis

plural

epexegeses

play \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈjē-ˌsēz\
  1. :  additional explanation or explanatory matter

epexegetical

play \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈje-ti-kəl\ or

epexegetic

play \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈje-tik\ adjective

epexegetically

play \ˌe-ˌpek-sə-ˈje-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of epexegesis

Greek epexēgēsis, from epi- + exēgēsis exegesis


First Known Use: circa 1577


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