exordium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exōrdium ‎(beginning, commencement), from exōrdior ‎(I begin, commence), from ex ‎(out of, from) + ōrdior ‎(I begin).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛɡˈzɔːdɪəm/

Noun[edit]

exordium ‎(plural exordiums or exordia)

  1. A beginning
  2. The introduction to a paper or discourse.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exordium n ‎(genitive exordiī); second declension

  1. beginning, commencement
  2. introduction, preface
  3. foundation, creation (Example: ab exordio urbis)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative exordium exordia
genitive exordiī exordiōrum
dative exordiō exordiīs
accusative exordium exordia
ablative exordiō exordiīs
vocative exordium exordia

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