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excerpta

[ik-surp-tuh]
plural noun
  1. short selections or pieces of writing, especially summary statements or parts of a longer work.
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Origin of excerpta

1630–40; < Latin, noun use of neuter plural past participle of excerpere. See excerpt
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Historical Examples of excerpta

  • It is furthermore interesting to note that the excerpta, too, are silent about Cœlius.

    Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome

    Apicius

  • Schuch incorporated the excerpta with his Apicius, placing the formulæ in what he believed to be the proper order.

  • M. Ihm, who faithfully reprinted the excerpta in the Archiv f. lat.

  • The 'Excerpta' have been made by some later hand—perhaps that of a monk in the Vivarian convent.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

  • The work from which these 'Excerpta' are taken was composed, according to Usener, in the year 522.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus

    Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)