exeunt

exeunt

[ek-see-uhnt, -oont]
verb (used without object)
(they) go offstage (used formerly as a stage direction, usually preceding the names of the characters): Exeunt soldiers and townspeople.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin, 3rd person plural present indicative of exīre to exit1

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exeunt (ˈɛksɪˌʌnt)
 
they go out: used as a stage direction

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exeunt
stage direction, late 15c., from L., lit. "they go out" (see exit).
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exeunt [(ek-see-uhnt, ek-see-oont)]

A stage direction indicating that two or more actors leave the stage. Exeunt is Latin for “They go out.”

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