ab ovo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ab ovo (literally from the egg)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ab ovo (not comparable)

  1. From the beginning. [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ab ovo” 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 7.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ab ovo (literally from the egg).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈβo.βo/, /ab ˈo.βo/

Adverb[edit]

ab ovo

  1. ab ovo

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