Definition of exergue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ekˈsərɡ/
/eɡˈzərɡ/ /ˈeksərɡ/ /ˈeɡzərɡ/


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


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').

Words that rhyme with exergue

Berg, burg, erg

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Syllabification: ex·ergue

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