mystical interpretation, as of the Scriptures, intended to reveal a hidden, spiritual meaning
Origin of anagogeMiddle English anagogie from Medieval Latin anagogia from Classical Greek anag?g?, a leading up from ana-, up + agein, to lead: see act
nounpl. an·a·go·ges, also an·a·go·gies
A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text, especially scriptural exegesis that detects allusions to heaven or the afterlife.
Origin of anagogeLate Latin anagōgē from Late Greek spiritual uplift from anagein to lift up ana- ana- agein to lead ; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
- an′a·gog′ic an′a·gog′i·cal
From Latin anagōgē, from Ancient Greek ἀναγωγή (anagōgē, “elevation”).