exegesis NOUN (pl. exegeses) critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture.
DERIVATIVES exegetic adjective exegetical adjective.
ORIGIN Greek, from exgeisthai 'interpret' .

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  • exegetical — index demonstrative (illustrative), narrative, solvable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Exegetical — Exegetic Ex e*get ic, Exegetical Ex e*get ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F.ex[ e]g[ e]tique.] Pertaining to exegesis; tending to unfold or illustrate; explanatory; expository. Walker. {Ex e*get ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exegetical — also exegetic adjective Etymology: Greek exēgētikos, from exēgeisthai Date: circa 1623 of or relating to exegesis ; explanatory < an exegetical text > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exegetical — adjective Of or relating to exegesis …   Wiktionary

  • exegetical — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. expository, interpretive, explicatory, hermeneutic; see explanatory …   English dictionary for students

  • exegetical — adj. explanatory, explicative …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exegetical — a. See exegetic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exegetical — adj hermeneutic, hermeneutical; explicatory, explicative, explanatory, expository; interpretative, interpretive, elucidative, illustrative; annotative, annotatory, scholiastic …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • exegetical — ex·e·get·i·cal …   English syllables

  • exegetical — adjective relating to exegesis • Syn: ↑exegetic • Pertains to noun: ↑exegesis, ↑exegesis (for: ↑exegetic) • Derivationally related forms: ↑exegesis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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