Definition of exergue in English:

exergue

Pronunciation /ɛkˈsəːɡ//ɪkˈsəːɡ//ˈɛksəːɡ/

noun

  • A small space or inscription below the principal emblem on a coin or medal, usually on the reverse side.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French, from medieval Latin exergum, from ex- ‘out’ + Greek ergon ‘work’ (probably as a rendering of French hors d'oeuvre ‘something lying outside the work’).

Pronunciation

exergue

/ɛkˈsəːɡ//ɪkˈsəːɡ//ˈɛksəːɡ/