eximious

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin eximius (set apart, select), from eximō (take out or away; deliver, free), from ex (out of, from) + emō (buy; acquire, take).

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AdjectiveEdit

eximious (comparative more eximious, superlative most eximious)

  1. (obsolete) Pre-eminent, outstanding.
    • 1850, "The Hercules Cheap Paletot", Punch, v. 18, p. 38:
      You've read the death of Hercules,
      In classic tale related;
      But there the facts of his decease
      Erroneously are stated:
      Each schoolboy will at large recite
      Fast as his Alphabeta,
      How that eximious man of might
      Departed on Mount Eta.

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Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 00:10