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ex•e•gete  (eksi jēt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Biblea person skilled in exegesis.
Also,  ex•e•get•ist  (ek′si jetist).USA pronunciation 
  • Greek exēgēté̄s guide, director, interpreter, equivalent. to exēgē- (see exegesis) + -tēs agent suffix
  • 1720–30

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exegete /ˈɛksɪˌdʒiːt/, exegetist /ˌɛksɪˈdʒiːtɪst -ˈdʒɛt-/ n
  1. a person who practises exegesis
Etymology: 18th Century: from Greek exēgētēs, from exēgeisthai to interpret; see exegesis


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