- Exegesis is defined as a critical analysis, interpretation or explanation of a written work.
A critical academic approach to biblical scripture is an example of exegesis.
Origin of exegesisClassical Greek exēgēsis, explanation ; from exēgeisthai, to lead, explain ; from ex-, out + hēgeisthai, to lead, guide ; from Indo-European base an unverified form seg-, an unverified form sag-, to trace, suspect from source seek, Classical Latin sagire, to perceive quickly
Origin of exegesisGreek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.
- ex′e·get′ic , ex′e·get′i·cal
From Ancient Greek ἐξήγησις (eksēgēsis, “interpretation”), from ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgeomai, “I explain, interpret”), from ἐξ (eks, “out”) + ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, “I lead, guide”).