Definition of exergue in English:

exergue

noun

  • A small space or inscription below the principal emblem on a coin or medal, usually on the reverse side.

Pronunciation

exergue

/ekˈsərɡ/ /ɛkˈsərɡ/ /eɡˈzərɡ/ /ɛɡˈzərɡ/ /ˈeksərɡ/ /ˈɛksərɡ/ /ˈeɡzərɡ/ /ˈɛɡzərɡ/

Origin

Late 17th century from French, from medieval Latin exergum, from ex- ‘out’ + Greek ergon ‘work’ (probably as a rendering of French hors d'oeuvre ‘something lying outside the work’).