exergue definition by Webster's New World
- the space on a coin or medal below or around the pictures or designs, often used for the date, place, etc.
- the inscription in this space
Origin: French literally , that which is out of the work ; from Modern Latin exergum ; from Classical Greek ex, out, outside of plush ergon, work
exergue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French : Greek ex-, ex- + Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.