exergue

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exergue was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Exergue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exergue. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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