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exegete

[ ek-si-jeet ]
/ ˈɛk sɪˌdʒit /
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noun

a person skilled in exegesis.

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Also ex·e·get·ist [ek-si-jet-ist]. /ˌɛk sɪˈdʒɛt ɪst/.

Origin of exegete

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

exegetist (ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːtɪst, -ˈdʒɛt-)

/ (ˈɛksɪˌdʒiːt) /

noun

a person who practises exegesis

Word Origin for exegete

C18: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis
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