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[eks lee-bris, lahy-] /ɛks ˈli brɪs, ˈlaɪ-/

from the library of (a phrase inscribed in or on a book before the name of the owner):
Ex libris Jane Doe.
noun, plural ex libris
an inscription in or on a book, to indicate the owner; bookplate.
/ɛks ˈliːbrɪs/
from the collection or library of: frequently printed on bookplates
a bookplate bearing the owner’s name, coat of arms, etc

Latin, literally “out of the books (of),” from ex “out of” (see ex-) + ablative plural of liber “book” (see library).


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