exempli gratia

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exemplī, the genitive of exemplum ("example") + grātiā, the ablative of grātia ("a favor, the sake"). Literally meaning "for the sake of an example".

Adverb[edit]

exemplī grātiā

  1. for example
    • 1644, Renatus Cartesius, Principia philosophiae
      Adeo ut uidentes, exempli gratia, colorem, putauerimus nos uidere rem quandam extra nos positam, et plane similem ideae illi coloris, quam in nobis tunc experiebamur; idque ob consuetudinem ita iudicandi, tam clare et distincte uidere nobis uidebamur, ut pro certo et indubitato haberemus.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Abbreviated as e.g.