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anagogy

[an-uh-goh-jee, an-uh-goh-jee] /ˌæn əˈgoʊ dʒi, ˈæn əˌgoʊ dʒi/
noun, plural anagogies.
1.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English anagogie < Medieval Latin anagōgia, for Late Latin anagōgē anagoge
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anagoge

/ˈænəˌɡɒdʒɪ/
noun
1.
allegorical or spiritual interpretation, esp of sacred works such as the Bible
2.
(Christianity) allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament as typifying or foreshadowing subjects in the New Testament
Derived Forms
anagogic (ˌænəˈɡɒdʒɪk), anagogical, adjective
anagogically, adverb
Word Origin
C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead
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