Latin Review. Phrases and Root Words. Ab ovo usque ad mala. Literal meaning: from eggs to apples Common meaning: from the beginning to the end Etymology : Roman dinners usually included many courses beginning with boiled eggs and ending with fruit. Ab initio.
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Phrases and Root Words
Literal meaning: from eggs to apples
Common meaning: from the beginning to the end
Etymology: Roman dinners usually included many courses beginning with boiled eggs and ending with fruit.
Literal and common meaning: the beginning
from initial meaning the beginning
Literal meaning: to the man
Common meaning: personal
Etymology: Instead of focusing on issues, politicians in ancient Rome often made personal attacks on their rivals during speeches.
Literal meaning: to this
Common meaning: for this
Literal meaning: to the infinite
Common meaning: endlessly
Etymology: in-without + finis-end
Literal meaning: to seasickness
Common meaning: to the point of disgust
Literal meaning: at pleasure
Common meaning: without preparation
Literal meaning: at elsewhere
Common meaning: defense of being elsewhere when a crime was committed
Etymology: alius, “other” + ibi, “there, in that place
Literal meaning: Nourishing mother
Common meaning: school or college attended
Etymology: Alma Mater is a title the Romans gave to schools because they were to nurture students with food and thought.
For or before