usque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of usquebaugh, from Irish and Scots Gaelic uisge beatha ‎(water of life). Compare whisky and obsolete whiskybae.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

usque ‎(plural usques)

  1. (obsolete) whisky

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

With us for ubs, from ubī, with locative s, and que for qued, old ablative case of quis. Confer ūsquam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ūsque (not comparable)

  1. all the way
  2. until, up to (sometimes with "ad")
    • Ab ovo usque ad mala. —Horace

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • usque” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • usque” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the territory of this race extends as far as the Rhine: haec gens pertinet usque ad Rhenum
    • from beginning to end: ab ovo usque ad mala (proverb.)
  • usque” in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016