A-per-se

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See also: aperse

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

A-per-se

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley (2003)

“A-per-se” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 1.

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