de novo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dē novō (adverb, literally from the new), from (from) + novō, ablative singular of novus (new).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

de novo (not comparable)

  1. Anew, afresh, from the beginning; without consideration of previous instances, proceedings or determinations.
    He filed a motion for a de novo hearing.

Adverb[edit]

de novo

  1. anew (from the beginning)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Because this is a Latin phrase, it is often italicized when written (i.e., de novo).
  • In law, de novo is the most rigorous of the three standards by which common law court decisions are reviewed on appeal; the other two are clear error and abuse of discretion.

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese de novo (13th century, Cantigas de Santa Maria), from Latin dē novō (anew). Compare Portuguese de novo and Spanish de nuevo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

de novo

  1. again; afresh
    Synonyms: novamente, outra vez
  2. freshly
    Synonym: recentemente

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References[edit]

  • novo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • de novo” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • novo” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • de novo” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • de novo” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Interlingua[edit]

Adverb[edit]

de novo (not comparable)

  1. again (another time)

Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

novō (not comparable)

  1. (Medieval Latin) de novo, afresh, anew
    • 820 CE, Pseudo-Bede, Sententiae philosophicae collectae ex Aristotele atque Cicerone Ex Aristotele:
      Intelligitur sic a voluntate antiqua, id est, a Deo non procedit actio nova, id est, novum volitum, quia Deus non incipit aliquid de novo velle, quia quidquid Deus voluit, ab aeterno voluit.
      This way, it is understood that a new act, that is a new will, doesn't originate from old will, that is God, because God does not begin to want things afresh [as a new desire], since, whatever God has wanted, He has wanted it for all eternity.
    • 1180-1190, Andreas Capellanus, De amore, Book II, vi
      Sed quamvis in tanta simus audacter et improvide tempestatis unda prolapsi, de novo tamen amore cogitare non possumus vel alium liberationis modum exquirere.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: de novo

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • denovo (obsolete, internet slang, or misspelling)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dē novō (anew).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adverb[edit]

de novo (not comparable)

  1. again (another time)
    Synonyms: novamente, outra vez, mais uma vez

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