exergue


exergue

exergue [ig-zurg, ek-surg, eg-zurg] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the space below the device on a coin or medal, sometimes separated from the field by a line.

Origin of exergue 1690–1700; French, apparently Greek ex- ex-3 + érgon workRelated formsex·ergu·al [ig-zur-guh l, ek-sur-] /ɪgˈzɜr gəl, ɛkˈsɜr-/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for exergue Historical Examples of exergue

  • I think that a figure or head of Neptune upon the reverse, with the motto round the exergue, Tridens Neptuni sceptrum mundi.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 571

    Various

  • Exergue: fugatis captis aut csis ad cowpens hostibus 17 Jan. 1781.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

    J. F. Loubat, LL.D.

  • On the Exergue: hoste ad saratogam in deditionem accepto, die 17 octobris, mdcclxxvii.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

    J. F. Loubat, LL.D.

  • Exergue: fugatis captis aut csis ad cowpens hostibus 17 jan. 1781.

    The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876

    J. F. Loubat, LL.D.

  • In the exergue is a boy fishing, the rebus upon the name of the artist Gio Maria da Pescia.

    Finger-Ring Lore

    William Jones

  • British Dictionary definitions for exergue exergue noun

    1. a space on the reverse of a coin or medal below the central design, often containing the date, place of minting, etc

    Derived Formsexergual, adjectiveWord Origin for exergue C17: from French, from Medieval Latin exergum, from Greek ex outside + ergon work Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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