exegetist

exegete

[ek-si-jeet]
noun
a person skilled in exegesis.
Also, exegetist [ek-si-jet-ist] .


Origin:
1720–30; < Greek exēgētḗs guide, director, interpreter, equivalent to exēgē- (see exegesis) + -tēs agent suffix

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exegete or exegetist (ˈɛksɪˌdʒiːt, ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːtɪst, -ˈdʒɛt-)
 
n
a person who practises exegesis
 
[C18: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis]
 
exegetist or exegetist
 
n
 
[C18: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis]

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exegete
1730, from Gk. exegetes, from exegeisthai (see exegesis).
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