excursus

  • 1 excursus — ⇒EXCURSUS, subst. masc. PHILOL. Dissertation en forme de digression à l occasion d un mot ou d une pensée d un auteur de l Antiquité. Synon. excursion (v. ce mot A 3), digression.Attesté ds la plupart des dict. du XIXe et du XXe s. sauf Ac.… …

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  • 2 excursus — [eks kʉr′səs] n. pl. excursuses or excursus [L, a running forth, digression, pp. of excurrere: see EXCURRENT] 1. a detailed discussion of some point in a work, added as an appendix 2. a lengthy digression, as in a literary work …

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  • 3 Excursus — Ex*cur sus, n. [L., fr. excurrere, excursum. See {Excurrent}.] A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and containing a more extended exposition of some important point or topic. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 excursus — index appendix (supplement), digression, discourse, hornbook, pandect (treatise) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bur …

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  • 5 excursus — EXCÚRSUS s.n. v. excurs (2) [în DN]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …

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  • 6 excursus — s.m., lat. [der. di excurrĕre correre fuori, fare una sortita ]. 1. [intervento che devia dal filo principale: fare un breve e. ] ▶◀ (non com.) détour, digressione, divagazione, inciso, parentesi. 2. (estens.) [breve e rapida presentazione: e.… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 7 excursus — divagation, *digression, episode …

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  • 8 excursus — ex·cùr·sus s.m.inv., lat. CO digressione, divagazione: riprendiamo l argomento principale dopo questo breve excursus | breve rassegna, panoramica: fare un excursus sulla letteratura del 900 Sinonimi: divagazione | panoramica. {{line}} {{/line}}… …

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  • 9 Excursus — An excursus (from Latin excurrere , to run out of ) is a short episode or anecdote in a work of literature [http://www.thefreedictionary.com/excursus] . Often excursuses have nothing to do with the matter being discussed by the work, and are used …

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  • 10 excursus — noun /ɪkˈskɜːsəs/ a) A fuller treatment (in a separate section) of a particular part of the text of a book, especially a classic. Here is what us scholars call an excursus. If you are an honest man the following page or two can be of no possible… …

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  • 11 excursus — n. an excursus into * * * [ek skɜːsəs] an excursus into …

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  • 12 excursus — noun (plural excursuses; also excursus) Etymology: Latin, digression, from excurrere Date: 1803 an appendix or digression that contains further exposition of some point or topic …

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  • 13 excursus — /ek skerr seuhs/, n., pl. excursuses, excursus. 1. a detailed discussion of some point in a book, esp. one added as an appendix. 2. a digression or incidental excursion, as in a narrative. [1795 1805; < L: a running out, sally, digression, deriv …

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  • 14 excursus — /ɛkˈskɜsəs/ (say ek skersuhs) noun (plural excursuses or excursus) 1. a detailed discussion of some point in a book (usually added as an appendix). 2. an incidental discussion, or digression, as in a narrative. {Latin, from excurrere run out} …

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  • 15 excursus — (èk skur sus ) s. m. Mot latin (de excurrere, voy. excursion), qui se dit souvent pour excursion n° 4 (voy. excursion) …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 16 excursus — {{hw}}{{excursus}}{{/hw}}s. m. inv.  (pl.  lat. excursa ) Divagazione, digressione …

    Enciclopedia di italiano

  • 17 excursus — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A supplemental discussion] Syn. essay, dissertation, summary; see appendix , discussion 2 , exposition 2 . 2. [A digression] Syn. wandering, aside, deviation, excursion; see digression . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An… …

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  • 18 excursus — ex cur·sus || ɜːsÉ™s n. appendix, additional section devoted to further explanation of a topic (in a book); digression, deviation from the main point …

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  • 19 excursus —    (s.m.) Breve trattazione, originata da un tema, e che da questo te­ma si allontana in modo più o meno lungo, più o meno pertinente. digressione …

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  • 20 excursus — [ɪk skə:səs, ɛk ] noun (plural same or excursuses) a detailed discussion of a particular point in a book, usually in an appendix. ↘a digression in a text. Origin C19: from L., excursion , from excurrere run out …

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