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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Earliest known usage by Charles Aleyn in mid-17th century.[1]

Noun[edit]

non plus ultra

  1. literally, (go) no more beyond (this point); nothing further beyond.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/non-plus-ultra