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an·a·go·ge

also an·a·go·gy  (ăn′ə-gō′jē)
n. pl. an·a·go·ges also an·a·go·gies
A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text, especially scriptural exegesis that detects allusions to heaven or the afterlife.

[Late Latin anagōgē, from Late Greek, spiritual uplift, from anagein, to lift up : ana-, ana- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·gog′ic (-gŏj′ĭk), an′a·gog′i·cal adj.
an′a·gog′i·cal·ly adv.
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anagoge

(ˈænəˌɡɒdʒɪ) or

anagogy

n
1. allegorical or spiritual interpretation, esp of sacred works such as the Bible
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament as typifying or foreshadowing subjects in the New Testament
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead]
anagogic, ˌanaˈgogical adj
ˌanaˈgogically adv
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an•a•go•ge

(ˌæn əˈgoʊ dʒi, ˈæn əˌgoʊ-)

n.
a spiritual or mystical interpretation or use of words, esp. of Scripture.
[< Late Latin < Greek anagōgḗ an uplifting =an- an-3 + agōgḗ, feminine of agōgós leading; see -agogue]
an`a•gog′ic (-ˈgɒdʒ ɪk) adj.
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anagoge, anagogy

1. Obsolete, a spiritual or mental elevation.
2. a mystical interpretation of a text (usually the Bible.) — anagogic, adj.anagogically, adv.
See also: Religion
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anagoge - a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)
interpretation, reading, version - a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
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