locus classicus

[ loh-koos klahs-si-koos; English loh-kuhs klas-i-kuhs ]

noun,plural lo·ci clas·si·ci [loh-kee klahs-si-kee; English loh-sahy klas-uh-sahy, loh-kahy klas-i-kahy]. /ˈloʊ ki ˈklɑs sɪˌki; English ˈloʊ saɪ ˈklæs əˌsaɪ, ˈloʊ kaɪ ˈklæs ɪˌkaɪ/. Latin.
  1. classical source: a passage commonly cited to illustrate or explain a subject or word.

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British Dictionary definitions for locus classicus

locus classicus

/ (ˈklæsɪkəs) /

nounplural loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)
  1. an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work

Origin of locus classicus

Latin: classical place

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