anagnorisis

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀναγνώρισις (anagnṓrisis), from ἀναγνωρίζειν (anagnōrízein, to recognise, discover).

Noun[edit]

anagnorisis (plural anagnorises)

  1. The moment in the plot of a drama in which the hero makes a discovery that explains previously unexplained events or situations; a denouement.
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      His heroines never have a true anagnorisis because the moral fault is never in themselves, only in outside conspirators.

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