anagogic

anagogic

[an-uh-goj-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an anagoge.
2.
Psychology. deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious: anagogic image; anagogic interpretation.
Also, anagogical.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin anagogicus. See anagoge, -ic

anagogically, adverb
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anagoge or anagogy (ˈænəˌɡɒdʒɪ)
 
n
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
 
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead]
 
anagogy or anagogy
 
n
 
[C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead]
 
anagogic or anagogy
 
adj
 
ana'gogical or anagogy
 
adj
 
ana'gogically or anagogy
 
adv

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