exempli gratia

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

See exemplum and grātia

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ekˈsem.pliː ˈɡraː.ti.aː/, [ɛkˈs̠ɛmplʲiː ˈɡräːt̪iäː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ekˈsem.pli ˈɡrat.t͡si.a/, [eɡˈzɛmpli ˈɡrät̪ː͡s̪iä]

AdverbEdit

exempli gratia (not comparable)

  1. for the sake of an example, e.g., for example, for instance; used in introducing an example or non-exhaustive list of examples.
    • 1644, Renatus Cartesius, Principia philosophiae
      Adeo ut uidentes, exempli gratia, colorem, putauerimus nos uidere rem quandam extra nos positam, et plane similem ideae illi coloris, quam in nobis tunc experiebamur; idque ob consuetudinem ita iudicandi, tam clare et distincte uidere nobis uidebamur, ut pro certo et indubitato haberemus.