Origin of anagogy
1400–50; late Middle English anagogie < Medieval Latin anagōgia, for Late Latin anagōgē anagoge
- a spiritual interpretation or application of words, as of Scriptures.
- a form of allegorical interpretation of Scripture that seeks hidden meanings regarding the future life.
Origin of anagoge
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Anagogy, an′a-goj-i, n. the mystical interpretation or hidden sense of words.
- allegorical or spiritual interpretation, esp of sacred works such as the Bible
- Christianity allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament as typifying or foreshadowing subjects in the New Testament
Word Origin for anagoge
C18: via Late Latin from Greek anagōgē a lifting up, from anagein, from ana- + agein to lead
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