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exergue

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noun ex·ergue \ˈek-ˌsərg, ˈeg-ˌzərg\

Definition of exergue

  1. :  a space on a coin, token, or medal usually on the reverse below the central part of the design



Origin and Etymology of exergue

French, from New Latin exergum, from Greek ex out of + ergon work


First Known Use: 1697


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