non plus ultra

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin non plus ultra, the name given to the type by the Enschedé Foundry in Haarlem, who first cut it.

Noun[edit]

non plus ultra

  1. (printing, dated) A small size of type, equivalent to 2 point.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin non plus ultra

Noun[edit]

non plus ultra (di) m (invariable)

  1. the last word in ~, the very best, the ne plus ultra.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From: nōn (not) + plūs (more) + ultrā (beyond) [1]

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Phrase[edit]

nōn plūs ultra

  1. literally "nothing further beyond", describing a warning to not go beyond (this point).

Notes[edit]

An ancient post classical Mediterranean maritime aphorism, fabulously alleged to have been inscribed somewhere upon Pillars of Hercules as a warning to ships to sail no further.

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