ad unguem

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Ancient Greek εἰς ὄνῠχᾰ (eis ónukha, literally “to a nail”): an expression borrowed from sculptors, who, in modelling, give the finishing touch with the fingernail, or from joiners, who test the accuracy of joints in wood by the fingernail.

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ad unguem (not comparable)

  1. to a hair, to a nicety, precisely, exactly, with great exactitude, to an exact measurement or standard, perfectly

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