ex voto

[ eks -woh-toh; English eks -voh-toh ]
/ ɛks ˈwoʊ toʊ; English ɛks ˈvoʊ toʊ /
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adjective, adverb Latin.

from, or in pursuance of, a vow.



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Origin of ex voto

First recorded in 1815–25

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[ eks-voh-toh ]
/ ɛksˈvoʊ toʊ /

noun, plural ex-vo·tos.

a painting or other object left as an offering in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude, as for recovery from an illness or injury.

Origin of ex-voto

First recorded in 1815–25, ex-voto is from Latin ex vōtō literally, “out of a vow”
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British Dictionary definitions for ex voto

ex voto
/ Latin (ɛks ˈvəʊtəʊ) /

adverb, adjective

in accordance with a vow


an offering made in fulfilment of a vow
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