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excursus

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noun ex·cur·sus \ik-ˈskər-səs\

Definition of excursus

plural ex·cur·sus·es also ex·cur·sus play \-səs, -ˌsüs\

  1. :  an appendix or digression that contains further exposition of some point or topic



Examples of excursus

  1. <this biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine contains an interesting excursus on the status of women in the Middle Ages>



Origin of excursus

Latin, digression, from excurrere


First Known Use: 1803


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