catechesis from Gk. katekhesis "instruction by word of mouth," from katekhein "to instruct orally," originally "to resound" (with sense evolution via "to sound (something) in someone's ear; to teach by word of mouth." From kata- "down" (in this case, "thoroughly") + ekhein "to sound, ring," from ekho "sound," from PIE * (s)wagh- "to resound."

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  • Catechesis — • The word katechesis means instruction by word of mouth, especially by questioning and answering. The Apostle insists upon doctrine as one of the most important duties of a bishop Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • catechesis — [kat΄ə kē′sis] n. pl. catecheses [kat΄ə kē′sēz΄] [LL(Ec), religious instruction < Gr katēchēsis, instruction < katēchein: see CATECHETICAL] oral instruction, esp. of catechumens …   English World dictionary

  • catechesis — noun (plural catecheses) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek katēchēsis, from katēchein to teach Date: 1753 oral instruction of catechumens • catechetical adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catechesis — /kat i kee sis/, n., pl. catecheses / seez/. oral religious instruction, formerly esp. before baptism or confirmation. [1745 55; < LL < Gk katéchesis oral teaching, equiv. to kateche (var. s. of katecheîn to teach by word of mouth; see CATECHIST) …   Universalium

  • catechesis — noun religious instruction given orally to catechumens …   Wiktionary

  • catechesis — [ˌkatɪ ki:sɪs] noun religious instruction given in preparation for Christian baptism or confirmation. ↘(in Roman Catholic use) religious instruction in general. Origin C18: via eccles. L. from Gk katēkhēsis oral instruction …   English new terms dictionary

  • catechesis — cat·e·che·sis …   English syllables

  • catechesis —  Катехизис …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • catechesis — cat•e•che•sis [[t]ˌkæt ɪˈki sɪs[/t]] n. pl. ses ( sēz). rel oral religious instruction, formerly esp. before baptism or confirmation • Etymology: 1745–55; < LL < Gk katḗchēsis oral teaching …   From formal English to slang

  • catechesis — /kætəˈkisəs/ (say katuh keesuhs) noun (plural catecheses /kætəˈkisiz/ (say katuh keeseez)) oral religious instruction, formerly especially before baptism or confirmation. {Latin, from Greek katēkhesis oral instruction} …  

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