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disjecta membra

[ dis-jek-tuh -mem-bruh ]
/ dɪsˈdʒɛk tə ˈmɛm brə /
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plural noun
scattered members; disjointed portions or parts: applied to fragments of poetry or fragmentary quotations.
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Origin of disjecta membra

<Latin, alteration of disjectī membra poētae limbs of a dismembered poet, a phrase in Horace

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British Dictionary definitions for disjecta membra

disjecta membra
/ Latin (dɪsˈdʒɛktə ˈmɛmbrə) /

pl n
scattered fragments, esp parts taken from a writing or writings
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