locus classicus

locus classicus

[loh-koos klahs-si-koos; English loh-kuhs klas-i-kuhs]
plural loci classici [loh-kee klahs-si-kee; English loh-sahy klas-uh-sahy, loh-kahy klas-i-kahy] . Latin.
classical source: a passage commonly cited to illustrate or explain a subject or word.
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locus classicus (ˈklæsɪkəs)
 
n , pl loci classici
an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work
 
[Latin: classical place]

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