American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text, especially scriptural exegesis that detects allusions to heaven or the afterlife.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, an upward rejection, as the rejection of blood from the lungs by the mouth; anabole.
- n. 2. Spiritual enlightenment; elevation to spiritual insight.
- n. The spiritual meaning or application of words; especially, the application of the types and allegories of the Old to subjects of the New Testament. Also anagogy
- n. The spiritual or mystical interpretation of a word or passage beyond the literal, allegorical or moral sense (especially in Biblical criticism).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An elevation of mind to things celestial.
- n. The spiritual meaning or application; esp. the application of the types and allegories of the Old Testament to subjects of the New.
- n. a mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)
- From Latin anagōgē, from Ancient Greek ἀναγωγή ("elevation"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin anagōgē, from Late Greek, spiritual uplift, from anagein, to lift up : ana-, ana- + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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