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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Descendants[edit]

  • German: Non Plus Ultra

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin non plus ultra.

Noun[edit]

non plus ultra m (invariable)

  1. the very best, the ne plus ultra

Further reading[edit]

  • non plus ultra in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Pillars of Hercules, Germany, 16th c.

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “nothing further beyond”, nōn (not) + plūs (more) + ultrā (beyond). An ancient post-classical Mediterranean maritime aphorism, fabulously alleged to have been inscribed somewhere upon the Pillars of Hercules as a warning to ships to sail no further.

Pronunciation[edit]

Phrase[edit]

nōn plūs ultra

  1. A warning to not go beyond (this point).

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