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 anag&omacron;g&emacron;, 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”).