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Definition of the adverb Ab ovo

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  1. From the beginning.

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Google previewZoological Mythology; (1872)

Or, The Legends of Animals by Angelo De Gubernatis

But to begin ab ovo also means to begin at the beginning.

Google previewA Trilingual Dictionary (1865)

Being a Comprehensive Lexicon in English, Urdú, and Hindí ... by Mathura Prasada Misra

Ab ovo.

Google previewA Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1853)

With Vocabularies of Classical, Scripture, and Modern Geographical Names by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Ab ovo usque ad ...

Google previewThe Readable Dictionary (1860)

by John Williams (of Lancaster, O.)

Ab ovo usque ad mala, from beginnin to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1895)

Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory; Embracing Scientific and Other Terms, Numerous Familiar Terms and a Copious Selection of Old English Words by James Stormonth, Philip Henry Phelp

ab ovo [L . ], from the egg ; from the beginning. ab ovo usque ad mala [L.],from the egg to the apple*; from the beginning to the end of anything — at a Roman entertainment ...

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge (1897)

by John Clark Ridpath

Ab ovo, (Lat.,) “from the egg.” From the beginning. Abovo usque ad mala, (Lat.,) “ from the egg to the apples.” From the beginning to the end of any thing. At a §. onment eggs were the first, and oft, the last, dish served. A bras ouperts, (Fr.), With ...

Google previewConcise Standard Dictionary of the English Language ... (1910)

Abridged from the Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of the English Language by James Champlin Fernald

ab ovo. From the egg; from the origin.— ab ovo usque ad mala. From egg to apples (as in Roman banquets); from beginning to end of a feast. a baa. [F.] Down with: opposed to vive. a bon ...

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