disjecta membra

disjecta membra

[dis-jek-tuh mem-bruh]
scattered members; disjointed portions or parts: applied to fragments of poetry or fragmentary quotations.

< Latin, alteration of disjectī membra poētae limbs of a dismembered poet, a phrase in Horace

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disjecta membra (dɪsˈdʒɛktə ˈmɛmbrə)
pl n
scattered fragments, esp parts taken from a writing or writings

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disjecta membra
"scattered remains" (especially literary), from Horace's L. phrase disjecti membra poetæ "limbs of a dismembered poet."
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