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Word of the Day 01/22/21 Ex Libris

Ex Libris (adjective, noun)
ex libris [ eks -lee-bris, lahy- ]


adjective
1. from the library of (a phrase inscribed in or on a book before the name of the owner): Ex libris Jane Doe.

noun, plural ex li·bris
2. an inscription in or on a book, to indicate the owner; bookplate.

Origin: First recorded in 1875–80, ex libris is from Latin ex lībrīs “out of the books (of), from the books (of)”

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR EX LIBRIS
La valeur dun Bibliophile est en raison inverse de la dimension de son Ex-Libris.
FRENCH BOOK-PLATES|WALTER HAMILTON

British collectors treat these super libros as things apart from ex-libris.
FRENCH BOOK-PLATES|WALTER HAMILTON

There has grown up, too, quite a literature about the making of the book beautiful—whereof the Ex-Libris Series alone is witness.
OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW|WALTER CRANE

Unfortunately it was dispersed on his decease, and his ex-libris given herewith is consequently scarce.
FRENCH BOOK-PLATES|WALTER HAMILTON

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