Origin of ergo
- a combining form meaning “work”: ergograph.
Origin of ergo-1
- a combining form of ergot: ergotoxine.
Origin of ergo-2
post hoc, ergo propter hoc
- after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.
cogito, ergo sum
- I think, therefore I am (stated by Descartes as the first principle in resolving universal doubt).
Related Words for ergoaccordingly, consequently, hence, so, then, therefore, thereupon, thus, thusly
Examples from the Web for ergo
Contemporary Examples of ergo
Ergo if the finest minds at Breitbart can't find him, Dunham's story must be fabricated.The Right's Rape Trolls vs. Lena Dunham
December 10, 2014
Ergo, DAPA will cause another surge—and that future surge will likewise prove burdensome to Texas.The New Texas Governor’s Cynical Immigration Threat
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
December 1, 2014
Ergo, we should call him Scottie in da club because he is figuratively beaming himself up by smoking a blunt in da club.R. Kelly’s Craziest Lyrics From ‘Black Panties,’ Analyzed
December 3, 2013
Walmart cashes about 18 percent of food stamps in the U.S. Ergo, any cut would be bad news for the company.Walmart’s Dumb Blame Game
November 18, 2013
Ergo, the only way for Israel to remain both a democracy and a Jewish state was to give up occupied land.The Demography Deniers' Numbers Racket
July 9, 2013
Historical Examples of ergo
Ergo, again, ours must infallibly top the markets of the world.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
There had been an obscure presentiment of 'cognito, ergo sum' more than 2000 years previously.Meno
Then he is a father, and he is yours; ergo, he is your father, and the puppies are your brothers.Euthydemus
What was I before that instant I suddenly reasoned cogito, ergo sum?Cogito, Ergo Sum
John Foster West
She had not spoken to him—ergo, the emotion of encountering him was too great for her.In Direst Peril
David Christie Murray
- therefore; hence
Word Origin for ergo
- informal short for ergometer (def. 2)
cogito, ergo sum
- I think, therefore I am; the basis of Descartes' philosophy
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.”