ergo

adverb er·go \ ˈer-(ˌ)gō , ˈər- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018
: for that reason : because of that : therefore, hence
  • … there is no sound, ergo, no speed of sound, in the vacuum of space.
  • —Stephan Wilkinson

Examples of ergo in a Sentence

  1. There's no win-win situation for workers of the world, in the current era at least. American steelworkers here do better, ergo Russian and South Korean steelworkers overseas do worse. —Alexander CockburnNation3 Jan. 2000
  2. He that comforts my wife is the cherisher of my flesh and blood; he that cherishes my flesh and blood loves my flesh and blood; he that loves my flesh and blood is my friend; ergo, he that kisses my wife is my friend. —William ShakespeareAll's Well that Ends Well1603
  3. The products are poorly constructed; ergo, they break easily.

  4. according to that line of reasoning, the eyewitness couldn't identify the aircraft, ergo it must have been from another planet

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Origin and Etymology of ergo

Middle English, from Latin, from Old Latin, because of, from Old Latin *e rogo from the direction (of)

ergo Synonyms

Phrases

in consequence;


ergo-

combining form
: ergot
  • ergosterol

Origin and Etymology of ergo-

French, from ergot

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