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Piecing together the puzzle of mythology and the human condition


Posted on August 3rd, 2013 by Thomas Ryan

The Vigil by John Pettie, 1884

“The Vigil” by John Pettie, 1884

ex·em·plar \ig-ˈzem-ˌplär\

Origin: Middle English exemplere, from Late Latin exemplarium “of copies,” from Latin exemplum “example.” First known use, 15th Century.


  1. One that is worthy of imitation; a model.
  2. One that is typical or representative; an example.
  3. An ideal that serves as a pattern; an archetype.
  4. A copy, as of a book.

Also see the literary genre, exemplum.

About Thomas Ryan

Tom Ryan is a Freemason of both blue and red lodges, including the Silas Shepherd Lodge of Research. He is the founder and primary author of TemetNosce.org.

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