exemplum

noun ex·em·plum \ ig-ˈzem-pləm , eg- \

Definition of exemplum

plural exempla play \ig-ˈzem-plə, eg-\
1 : example, model
  • an exemplum of heroism
2 : an anecdote or short narrative used to point a moral or sustain an argument

Origin and Etymology of exemplum

Latin


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