-agogic-, -agogue, -agog, -agogic, -agoguery, -agogy

(Greek: usually a suffix meaning: lead, leading, leading forth, guide, guiding; bring, take; promoting, stimulating)

1. Of or pertaining to modeling in wax.
2. Applied to a kind of accent consisting in a lengthening of the time-value of the note; or accenting a musical note by extending it slightly beyond its normal time value. Also called agogic accent.
The use of agogic accents or accenting a musical note by slightly dwelling on it.
1. Spiritual elevation or enlightenment; especially, to understand mysteries.
2. Mystical or spiritual interpretation; an Old Testament typification of something in the New Testament.
Of or pertaining to anagoge; mystical, spiritualized.
Of words and their sense: mystical, spiritual, having a secondary spiritual sense, allegorical.
1. Psychic content of an idealistic or spiritual nature.
2. A mystical interpretation of a word, passage, or text; especially, scriptural exegesis that discovers allusions to heaven or the afterlife.
3. Etymology: from Late Latin anagoge which came from Late Greek anagōgē, and from Greek, anagein, "to refer", from ana-, "up" + agein, "to lead".
1. The methods or techniques used to teach adults.

Mistakenly used to refer to adult education for both male and female learners. “Mistakenly” because andro, -andra- refer only to males.
2. Another erroneous definition is, "the art and science of helping adults learn".

anthropagogy (s) (noun), anthropagogies (pl)
1. A term referring to adult education or the universal education of human beings.
2. Etymology: from Greek anthropo, "human beings, mankind" + -agogy, "leader, to guide, teacher"
An agent for suppressing lactation.
Medicine which stops or reduces secretion of saliva.
A demonstration that does not prove a thing directly, but shows the absurdity or impossibility of denying it.

A reductio ad absurdum, "reduction to absurdity" is disproof of a principle or proposition by showing that it leads to an absurdity when followed to its logical conclusion.


Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; regi-; tyran-.