adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or involving biblical interpretation stressing moral metaphor; also moral 2. characterized or varied by tropes ; figurativetropologically adverb

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  • Tropological — Tropologic Trop o*log ic, Tropological Trop o*log ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. tropologique. See {Tropology}.] Characterized by tropes; varied by tropes; tropical. Burton. {Trop o*log ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tropological — adjective Relating to or involving the interpretation of literature focusing on the ethical lesson or moral of the story. Even the widely revered description of alchemy as terrestrial astronomy was a tropological association, comparing one… …   Wiktionary

  • tropological — See tropologic. * * * …   Universalium

  • tropological — Synonyms and related words: allusive, constructional, constructive, definitional, descriptive, diagnostic, exegetic, figurative, figured, flowery, hermeneutic, interpretational, interpretive, mannered, metaphorical, ornamented, referential,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tropological — adj. of tropology, pertaining to tropology (use and interpretation of figurative language)trop·o·log·i·cal || ‚trÉ‘pÉ™ lÉ‘dʒɪkl /‚trÉ’pÉ™ lÉ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tropological — trop·o·log·i·cal …   English syllables

  • tropological — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tropological reading — The tradition of tropological reading of a text derives from the Christian theory and practice of interpreting the figurative meaning of the Bible. It is part of Biblical exegesis.According to ideas developed by the Church Fathers, the literal… …   Wikipedia

  • Tropological sense —  Тропологический смысл …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • tropological sense —    : moral sense    This term (from the Greek tropos, meaning turn or direction, and logos, meaning word ) refers to a form of biblical interpretation that emphasizes the ethical aspects of particular scriptural texts; for example, how should a… …   Glossary of theological terms

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