Meaning of exegematic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɛksɪdʒɪˈmatɪk/


  • Designating a work of literature narrated only in the voice of the author; of or relating to such a work.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Havers (fl. 1665). From post-classical Latin exegematicus narrative, explanatory, interpretative (1564; compare exegematicon (noun) narrative poetry) from Hellenistic Greek ἐξηγηματικός of or for narrative, in Byzantine Greek also having a gift for exposition from ἐξηγηματ-, ἐξήγημα explanation (from ancient Greek ἐξηγεῖσθαι + -μα see -oma) + -ικός; originally after French exegematique.