variants or less commonly parenesis
plural paraeneses also pareneses
: an exhortatory composition : advice, counsel
paraenetic adjective
or less commonly parenetic
paraenetical adjective
or less commonly parenetical

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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