usque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of usquebaugh, from Irish and Scots Gaelic uisge beatha (water of life). Compare whisky and obsolete whiskybae.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

usque (plural usques)

  1. (obsolete) whisky

Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ūsque (not comparable)

  1. all the way
  2. continuously, constantly
    • Ab ovo usque ad mala. —Horace

Descendants[edit]