"ex libris" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term ex libris mean?

"Ex libris" is a Latin term that translates to "from the books" or "from the library." It is used to indicate ownership or association with a particular book or library. Typically, it refers to a label, stamp, or inscription placed inside a book to indicate its ownership or to identify the library from which it originated.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "ex libris":
  • The book bore a beautifully designed ex libris plate, showcasing the owner's name and personal emblem.
  • The rare book collection displayed a variety of ex libris stamps, each indicating the historical ownership of the books.
  • The bookshop featured a section dedicated to ex libris prints, allowing customers to personalize their books with custom-designed labels.
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