Latin fromexōrdīrīto beginex-intensive pref.ex–ōrdīrīto beginar- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinexōrdium (“beginning, commencement”), from exōrdior (“I begin, commence”), from ex (“out of, from”) + ōrdior (“I begin”).
Exordium Sentence Examples
The poem was in two books; the exordium of the first and the greater part of the second have been lost.
Maury describes all the divisions of which a good sermon should consist - an exordium, a proposition, a section, a confirmation in two or more points, a peroration; and he holds that a sermon on morals should have but two points, while one on the Passion must have three.
- A very similar but larger collection of 51 homilies, of which 28 have a halakic exordium prefixed to the Tanhuma-proems, perhaps of 9th century.