- short selections or pieces of writing, especially summary statements or parts of a longer work.
Origin of excerpta
1630–40; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural past participle of excerpere. See excerpt
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Examples from the Web for excerpta
It is furthermore interesting to note that the excerpta, too, are silent about Cœlius.
Schuch incorporated the excerpta with his Apicius, placing the formulæ in what he believed to be the proper order.
M. Ihm, who faithfully reprinted the excerpta in the Archiv f. lat.
The 'Excerpta' have been made by some later hand—perhaps that of a monk in the Vivarian convent.
The work from which these 'Excerpta' are taken was composed, according to Usener, in the year 522.