I have noticed that there is a definition for 「例によって例のごとし」 in a dictionary online but there is slightly difference in the sentence ending, 「くや」 and 「し」. I am not sure if they have the same meaning.

This sentence is said by a manga character who I believe used Kansai dialect because he previously said the following sentence.


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Yes this just means, in standard Japanese, 「例によって例のごとくだ」. And it means the same as 「例によって例のごとしだ」. や is a sentence ending particle used in Kansai.

ごとく is the 連用形 of ごとし in old Japanese, and thus (例によって)例のごとく is mainly used adverbially. In your example, it's directly followed by だ/や because 例によって例のごとく is treated as a fixed expression.

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