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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

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Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language (1860)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Ab ovo usque ad mala. [L.] From the egg to the apples ; from beginning to end. Absence d'esprU. [Ft.] Absence of mind. Abiente reo. [L.l While the defendant was absent. Absit invidta. fL.] Envy apart. Absque uUii condttione. [L.] Unconditionally.

Google previewA Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language, with Vocabularies of Classical, Scripture, and Modern Geographical Names (1859)

by Joseph Emerson Worcester

Ab ovo. [L.] From the ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (2013)

by J. A. Cuddon , M. A. R. Habib

ab ovo (L 'from the egg') This term may refer to a story which starts from the beginning of the events it narrates, as opposed to one which starts in the middle – in medias res (q.v.). Horace used the expression in Ars ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of Foreign Quotations (2001)

by Anthony Lejeune

J— ¡sj Ou IONS AB OVO Ab ovo usque ad mala. Abeunt studia in. Front Cover.

Google previewA complete dictionary of synonyms and antonyms or synonyms and words of opposite meaning

by S. Fallows

Ab ovo. [Lat] From the egg; hence, from the beginning. Ab 01:0 usque ad main.

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