- for example; for the sake of example; such as.
Origin of e.g.
From the Latin word exemplī grātiā
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The other, Keshkesh, seems to bear the same relationship to the cuneiform Kasku which the Eg.The Heroic Age
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For in drawing the right lines de and eg, ig, it shall be plaine of two of them; And after the same manner of the rest.The Way To Geometry
I told her she had better think over what I said about that Eg's schemin' to get her mother and the five thousand dollars.
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- exempli gratia
Latin: for example
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Word Origin and History for eg
abbreviation of Latin exemplia gratia "for the sake of example."
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