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exemplum

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noun ex·em·plum \ig-ˈzem-pləm, eg-\

Definition of exemplum

plural ex·em·plaplay \-plə\

  1. 1 :  example, model <an exemplum of heroism>

  2. 2 :  an anecdote or short narrative used to point a moral or sustain an argument



Origin of exemplum

Latin


First Known Use: 1890


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