Exegesis Definition

ĕksə-jēsĭs
exegeses
noun
Explanation or critical analysis of a written text, usually, specif., a Biblical or literary text.
Webster's New World
An instance of this.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Exegesis

Noun

Singular:
exegesis
Plural:
exegeses

Origin of Exegesis

  • From Ancient Greek ἐξήγησις (eksēgēsis, “interpretation”), from ἐξηγέομαι (eksēgeomai, “I explain, interpret”), from ἐξ (eks, “out”) + ἡγέομαι (hēgeomai, “I lead, guide”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek exēgēsis from exēgeisthai to interpret ex- ex- hēgeisthai to lead sāg- in Indo-European roots

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

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