eximious

[eg-zim-ee-uh s]

Origin of eximious

1540–50; < Latin eximius select, distinguished, excellent (derivative of eximere to take out, remove), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + -im- (combining form of emere to take) + -ius -ious
Related formsex·im·i·ous·ly, adverb
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eximious

adjective
  1. rare select and distinguished; eminent
Derived Formseximiously, adverb

Word Origin for eximious

C16: from Latin eximius, from eximere to take out, from emere to purchase
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