paraenesis

noun

pa·​raene·​sis
variants or less commonly parenesis
pəˈrēnəsə̇s,
-ren-
plural paraeneses also pareneses
-nəˌsēz
: an exhortatory composition : advice, counsel
paraenetic adjective
or less commonly parenetic
¦parə¦netik
paraenetical adjective
or less commonly parenetical
-tə̇kəl

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin paraenesis, from Greek parainesis, from parainein to advise (from para- para- entry 1 + ainein to speak of, praise, advise, from ainos speech, fable) + -sis

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“Paraenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraenesis. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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