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locus classicus

[ loh-koos -klahs-si-koos; English loh-kuhs -klas-i-kuhs ]
/ ˈloʊ kʊs ˈklɑs sɪˌkʊs; English ˈloʊ kəs ˈklæs ɪ kəs /
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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.

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) /

noun plural loci classici (ˈklæsɪˌsaɪ)

an authoritative and often quoted passage from a standard work

Word Origin for locus classicus

Latin: classical place
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