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Word of the Day 05/24/15 Exegesis

Exegesis (noun)
exegesis [ek-si-jee-sis]


noun, plural exegeses [ek-si-jee-seez]
1. critical explanation or interpretation of a text or portion of a text, especially of the Bible.

Origin: 1610-20; < Greek exḗgēsis an interpretation, explanation, equivalent to ex- ex-+ ( h) ēgē- (verbid stem of hēgeîsthai to guide) + -sis -sis

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