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]

exordium n (genitive exordiī); second declension

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

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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