anagogy

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Etymology[edit]

Ecclesiastical Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀναγωγή (anagōgḗ, religious or ecstatic elevation, mystical feeling), from ἀνάγειν (anágein, lift up), from ἀνά (aná, up) + ἄγειν (ágein, to lead).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈænəɡɒd͡ʒi/, /ˈænəɡoʊd͡ʒi/ or IPA(key): /ænəˈɡɒd͡ʒi/, /ænəˈɡoʊd͡ʒi/

Noun[edit]

anagogy (plural anagogies)

  1. The spiritual or mystical interpretation of a word or passage beyond the literal, allegorical or moral sense.

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