Meaning of ex libris in English:

ex libris

adverb

  • Used as an inscription on a bookplate to show the name of the book's owner.

    • ‘ex libris Edith Wharton’

Pronunciation

ex libris

/ˌɛks ˈlɪbrɪs/ /ˌɛks ˈlʌɪbrɪs/

nounplural noun ex libris

  • A bookplate inscribed to show the name of the book's owner.

Pronunciation

ex libris

/ˌɛks ˈlɪbrɪs/ /ˌɛks ˈlʌɪbrɪs/

Origin

Latin, literally ‘out of the books or library (of someone)’.