exordium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛɡˈzɔːdɪəm/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

exordium (plural exordiums or exordia)

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

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin exordium.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exordium n (plural exordia)

  1. introduction, preface (to an essay or plea)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exordior.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exōrdium n (genitive exōrdiī or exōrdī); second declension

  1. beginning, commencement
  2. introduction, preface
  3. foundation, creation
    ab exordio urbis
    From the beginning / founding of the city

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative exōrdium exōrdia
Genitive exōrdiī
exōrdī1
exōrdiōrum
Dative exōrdiō exōrdiīs
Accusative exōrdium exōrdia
Ablative exōrdiō exōrdiīs
Vocative exōrdium exōrdia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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