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ex·e·ge·sis  audio  (ks-jss) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. ex·e·ge·ses  (-sz) KEY 
Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a text.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek exgsis, from exgeisthai, to interpret : ex-, ex- + hgeisthai, to lead; see sg- in Indo-European roots


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