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ergo

[ ur-goh, er-goh ]
/ ˈɜr goʊ, ˈɛr goʊ /
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adverb
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Origin of ergo

Borrowed into English from Latin around 1350–1400

Other definitions for ergo (2 of 3)

ergo-1

a combining form meaning “work”: ergograph.
Also especially before a vowel, erg- .

Origin of ergo-

1
Combining form representing Greek érgon

Other definitions for ergo (3 of 3)

ergo-2

a combining form of ergot: ergotoxine.

Origin of ergo-

2
From French
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British Dictionary definitions for ergo (1 of 2)

ergo1
/ (ˈɜːɡəʊ) /

sentence connector
therefore; hence

Word Origin for ergo

C14: from Latin: therefore

British Dictionary definitions for ergo (2 of 2)

ergo2
/ (ˈɜːɡəʊ) /

noun
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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