Adventures in Etymology: Exegesis

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Exegesis

Gutenberg bible by JMWK used under Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons Licence

Gutenberg bible by JMWK  (Flickr) used under Attribution 2.0 Generic Creative Commons Licence

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Another brilliant word found in The Sandman by Neil Gaimani think this one was in the second volume, The Doll’s House.

Dictionary.com Definitions/Origins

Pronunciation:
ek-si-jee-sis
Form:
noun, plural ex·e·ge·ses  [-seez]
Definition:
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-3  + ( h ) ēgē-  (verbid stemof hēgeîsthai  to guide) + -sis -sis

Source:

exegesis. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 29, 2013, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/exegesis

Online Etymology Dictionary Information

exegesis (n.)1610s, from Greek exegesis “explanation, interpretation,” from exegeisthai “explain, interpret,” from ex “out” (see ex- (2)) + hegeisthai “to lead, guide,” from PIE root *sag-. Related: Exegetical.

Source:

Harper, D. (2012). Online etymology dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2013 from http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=exegesis&allowed_in_frame=0

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