oral instruction, esp. of catechumens
Origin of catechesisLL(Ec), religious instruction ; from Classical Greek kat?ch?sis, instruction ; from kat?chein: see catechetical
Oral instruction given to catechumens.
Origin of catechesisLate Latin cat&emacron;ch&emacron;sis, from Greek kat&emacron;kh&emacron;sis, oral instruction, from kat&emacron;khein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.
From Ancient Greek κατηχέω (katēkheō, “sound through, instruct orally, catechise”), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἠχή (ēkhē, “sound”).