Definition of exergue in English:

exergue

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

/ekˈsərɡ//ˈeɡzərɡ//ˈeksərɡ//eɡˈzərɡ/