"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 7 February 2010



Anagogical is an archaic word meaning mystical, spiritual, or having a secondary spiritual sense. Anagogy was the spiritual or mystical interpretation of a word or passage (especially in the Bible) beyond the literal, allegorical or moral sense.


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  1. anagogy (A ne ga je) from Gr/Fr (ana, up, above, + gagein, to lead): interpretation of a word, passage or text (such as scripture or poetry) that finds beyond the literal, allegorical, and moral sense, a fourth and ultimate, spiritual or mystical sense.