anagnorisis [an-ag- nawr- uh-sis, - nohr-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural an·ag·no·ri·ses . [an-ag- nawr- uh-seez, - nohr-] /ˌæn ægˈnɔr əˌsiz, -ˈnoʊr-/ (in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery, especially preceding peripeteia. Origin of anagnorisis 1790–1800;
) to know again (
from adj. derivative
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Examples from the Web for anagnorisis Historical Examples of anagnorisis
It was often associated with the
anagnorisis or recognition.
Now then for
anagnorisis, comic peripeteia, division into acts, and the rest of the wallet!
Il Lasca, who deserves great credit for his perspicacity, carried on an unremitting warfare against the comedy of
anagnorisis. British Dictionary definitions for anagnorisis noun plural -ses ( -ˌsiːz) (in Greek tragedy) the recognition or discovery by the protagonist of the identity of some character or the nature of his own predicament, which leads to the resolution of the plot; denouement Word Origin for anagnorisis
from Greek: recognition
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Word Origin and History for anagnorisis n.
c.1800, from Latin, from Greek
anagnorisis "recognition," from anagnorizein "to recognize."
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