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paraenesis

Line breaks: par|aen¦esis
Pronunciation: /pəˈriːnɪsɪs/

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(also parenesis /-ˈrɛn-/)

Definition of paraenesis in English:

noun

(plural paraeneses /-ɪsiːz/) rare
An address or communication strongly urging someone to do something.

Origin

late 16th century: late Latin, from Greek parainesis, from parainein 'exhort', from para- 'beside' + ainein 'speak of, praise'.

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