exemplum

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noun ex·em·plum \ig-ˈzem-pləm, eg-\

Definition of exemplum

plural

exempla

play \ig-ˈzem-plə, eg-\
  1. 1 :  example, model an exemplum of heroism

  2. 2 :  an anecdote or short narrative used to point a moral or sustain an argument

Origin and Etymology of exemplum

Latin


First Known Use: 1890


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clearly seen through or understood

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