Definition of exergue in English:

exergue

Line breaks: ex|ergue
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsəːg
 
, ɛkˈsəːg
 
, ˈɛksəːg
 
/

noun

A small space or inscription below the principal emblem on a coin or medal, usually on the reverse side.

Origin

late 17th century: from French, from medieval Latin exergum, from ex- 'out' + Greek ergon 'work' (probably as a rendering of French hors d'oeuvre 'something lying outside the work').

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