ergo

[ ur-goh, er-goh ]
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adverb

Origin of ergo

1
Borrowed into English from Latin around 1350–1400

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Other definitions for ergo- (2 of 3)

ergo-1

  1. a combining form meaning “work”: ergograph.

Origin of ergo-

2
Combining form representing Greek érgon
  • Also especially before a vowel, erg- .

Other definitions for ergo- (3 of 3)

ergo-2

  1. a combining form of ergot: ergotoxine.

Origin of ergo-

3
From French

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British Dictionary definitions for ergo (1 of 2)

ergo1

/ (ˈɜːɡəʊ) /


sentence connector
  1. therefore; hence

Origin of ergo

1
C14: from Latin: therefore

British Dictionary definitions for ergo (2 of 2)

ergo2

/ (ˈɜːɡəʊ) /


noun
  1. informal short for ergometer (def. 2)

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Cultural definitions for ergo

ergo

[ (er-goh, ur-goh) ]


Latin word meaning “therefore”; usually used to show a logical conclusion: “Birds are warm-blooded animals, and reptiles are cold-blooded animals; ergo, no bird is a reptile.”

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