A-per-se

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A (the letter A) + the Latin phrase per se (by itself).[1]

Noun[edit]

A-per-se (uncountable)

  1. (dated) A person or thing that is preeminent, unique, or which has unusual merit.
    • O fair Creseide, the flower and A-per-se Of Troy and Greece.Chaucer.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley (2003)

Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 1