ex·​e·​gete ˈek-sə-ˌjēt How to pronounce exegete (audio)
: one who practices exegesis

Examples of exegete in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The taste leaders are wealthy people, with exegetes in their wake. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 6 June 2018 The person performing such an analysis is an exegete. John McIntyre, baltimoresun.com, 26 June 2017

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Word History


Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai

First Known Use

circa 1736, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exegete was circa 1736

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“Exegete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exegete. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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