tro·​po·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌtrō-pə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce tropological (audio) , ˌträ- \

Definition of tropological

1 : of, relating to, or involving biblical interpretation stressing moral metaphor also : moral
2 : characterized or varied by tropes : figurative

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tropologically \ ˌtrō-​pə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce tropologically (audio) , ˌträ-​ \ adverb

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

First Known Use of tropological

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tropological

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

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“Tropological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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