paraenesis

noun
pa·​raene·​sis
variants: or less commonly parenesis \ pəˈrēnəsə̇s , -​ren-​ \
plural paraeneses also pareneses\ -​nəˌsēz \

Definition of paraenesis

: an exhortatory composition : advice, counsel

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Other Words from paraenesis

paraenetic or less commonly parenetic \ ¦parə¦netik \ adjective
paraenetical or less commonly parenetical \ -​tə̇kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for paraenesis

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paraenesis. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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