crux criticorum

Latin noun phrase

crux cri·​ti·​co·​rum ˈkru̇ks-ˌkri-ti-ˈkȯr-u̇m How to pronounce crux criticorum (audio)
: ordeal of critics : a difficult problem for critics

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“Crux criticorum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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