Catechesis Definition

kătĭ-kēsĭs
catecheses
noun
Oral instruction, esp. of catechumens.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Catechesis

Noun

Singular:
catechesis
Plural:
catecheses

Origin of Catechesis

  • Late Latin catēchēsis from Greek katēkhēsis oral instruction from katēkhein to teach by word of mouth catechize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek κατηχέω (katēkheō, “sound through, instruct orally, catechise”), from κατά (kata, “down”) + ἠχή (ēkhē, “sound”).

    From Wiktionary

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