tro·​po·​log·​i·​cal ˌtrō-pə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce tropological (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving biblical interpretation stressing moral metaphor
also : moral
: characterized or varied by tropes : figurative
tropologically adverb

Examples of tropological in a Sentence

a tropological construct that no reader of the text should take literally

Word History


Late Latin tropologicus "allegorical" (borrowed from Late Greek tropologikós, from Greek tropología "allegorical interpretation of Scripture" —from trópos trope + -o- -o- + -logia -logy— + -ikos -ic entry 1) + -al entry 1

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tropological was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Tropological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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