(in ancient Greek tragedy) the critical moment of recognition or discovery, especially preceding peripeteia.
Il Lasca, who deserves great credit for his perspicacity, carried on an unremitting warfare against the comedy of anagnorisis.
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds
It was often associated with the anagnorisis or recognition.
Play-Making William Archer
Now then for anagnorisis, comic peripeteia, division into acts, and the rest of the wallet!
Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz)
(in Greek tragedy) the recognition or discovery by the protagonist of the identity of some character or the nature of his own predicament, which leads to the resolution of the plot; denouement
c.1800, from Latin, from Greek anagnorisis “recognition,” from anagnorizein “to recognize.”
anacrotism anacrotism a·nac·ro·tism (ə-nāk’rə-tĭz’əm) n. The condition in which one or more notches or waves occur on the ascending limb of an arterial pulse tracing. Also called anadicrotism.
of or relating to an . Psychology. deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious: anagogic image; anagogic interpretation. Historical Examples The anagorical is what the dictionaries call the anagogical sense. The Fairy Godmothers and Other Tales Mrs. Alfred Gatty But I said this anagogical sense was hard to […]
of or relating to an . Psychology. deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious: anagogic image; anagogic interpretation. Historical Examples His mental glance was even more oblique than theirs, fixed as it was upon the moral or spiritual—the anagogic—inference. The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn […]
. a spiritual interpretation or application of words, as of Scriptures. a form of allegorical interpretation of Scripture that seeks hidden meanings regarding the future life. Historical Examples anagogy, an′a-goj-i, n. the mystical interpretation or hidden sense of words. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun allegorical or spiritual interpretation, esp […]