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exergue

[ig-zurg, ek-surg, eg-zurg] /ɪgˈzɜrg, ˈɛk sɜrg, ˈɛg zɜrg/
noun
1.
the space below the device on a coin or medal, sometimes separated from the field by a line.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < French, apparently < Greek ex- ex-3 + érgon work
Related forms
exergual
[ig-zur-guh l, ek-sur-] /ɪgˈzɜr gəl, ɛkˈsɜr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exergual

exergue

/ɛkˈsɜːɡ/
noun
1.
a space on the reverse of a coin or medal below the central design, often containing the date, place of minting, etc
Derived Forms
exergual, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Medieval Latin exergum, from Greek ex outside + ergon work
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