Oral instruction given to catechumens.
Oral instruction, esp. of catechumens.
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”).