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locus classicus

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noun locus clas·si·cus \-ˈkla-si-kəs\

Definition of locus classicus

plural

loci classici

play \-ˈkla-sə-ˌsī, -ˌkī, -ˌkē\
  1. 1 :  a passage that has become a standard for the elucidation of a word or subject

  2. 2 :  a classic case or example



Origin and Etymology of locus classicus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1853


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