exemplar

See also: Exemplar and exemplář

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French exemplaire, from Late Latin exemplarium, from Latin exemplum. Doublet of exemplary.

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NounEdit

exemplar (plural exemplars)

  1. Something fit to be imitated; an ideal, a model.
    • 2020 August 26, Nigel Harris, “Comment Special: Catastrophe at Carmont”, in Rail, page 4:
      A ray of light amid all this nonsense was Gwyn Topham's piece in the Guardian, which was timely, measured, accurate and of appropriate tone. That this single report stood out so clearly as an exemplar is a scathing comment in itself on the volumes of drivel surrounding it.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:model
  2. A role model.
  3. Something typical or representative of a class; an example that typifies.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:exemplar
  4. A pattern after which others should be made; an archetype.
  5. A well known usage of a scientific theory.
  6. A handwritten manuscript used by a scribe to make a handwritten copy; the original copy of what gets multiply reproduced in a copy machine.
  7. A copy of a book or piece of writing.
    • 1539, Richard Taverner, “Preface”, in Taverner's Bible:
      To amend the same [default] according to the true exemplars.
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Etymology 2Edit

From French exemplaire, and its source, Latin exemplāris.

AdjectiveEdit

exemplar (comparative more exemplar, superlative most exemplar)

  1. (obsolete) Exemplary.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin exemplar

NounEdit

exemplar m (plural exemplars)

  1. copy; edition

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare of exemplāris.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

exemplar n (genitive exemplāris); third declension

  1. model, pattern, example, original or ideal
  2. copy

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative exemplar exemplāria
Genitive exemplāris exemplārium
Dative exemplārī exemplāribus
Accusative exemplar exemplāria
Ablative exemplārī exemplāribus
Vocative exemplar exemplāria

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ReferencesEdit

  • exemplar”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • exemplar”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • exemplar in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • exemplar in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin exemplāris.

PronunciationEdit

 

  • Hyphenation: e‧xem‧plar

AdjectiveEdit

exemplar m or f (plural exemplares)

  1. exemplary

NounEdit

exemplar m (plural exemplares)

  1. example, exemplar

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French exemplaire, from Latin exemplarium.

NounEdit

exemplar n (plural exemplare)

  1. copy

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin exemplarium, from Latin exemplum.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

exemplar n

  1. a copy, a specimen (one of many identical artifacts)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of exemplar 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative exemplar exemplaret exemplar exemplaren
Genitive exemplars exemplarets exemplars exemplarens

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