exergue

noun
ex·​ergue | \ ˈek-ˌsərg How to pronounce exergue (audio) , ˈeg-ˌzərg How to pronounce exergue (audio) \

Definition of exergue

: a space on a coin, token, or medal usually on the reverse below the central part of the design

First Known Use of exergue

1697, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exergue

French, from New Latin exergum, from Greek ex out of + ergon work

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“Exergue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exergue. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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