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From Latin ulter, originally the masculine ablative.



ultrō (not comparable)

  1. to the farther side, beyond, on the other side
  2. (with citro) to and fro, back and forth, on this side and on that
  3. afar, away, off
  4. besides, moreover, too, over and above
  5. conversely, on the other hand
  6. (figuratively) superfluously, gratuitously, wantonly
  7. (figuratively) of one's own accord, without being asked, spontaneously, voluntarily, freely
    • c. 37 BCE – 30 BCE, Virgil, Georgicon 4.265
      [] ultro / hortantem et fessas ad pabula nota vocantem
      [] freely / calling them and exhorting the weary insects to eat their familiar food.

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  • ultro” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.