usque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

usque (countable and uncountable, plural usques)

  1. (obsolete) whisky

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *ūskʷe, from Proto-Indo-European *úds-kʷe, from *úd-s (out, outward, genitive) +‎ *-kʷe (and).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ūsque (not comparable)

  1. all the way
  2. until, up to (sometimes with "ad")
    • (Can we date this quote?), —Horace
      Ab ōvō ūsque ad māla.
    • (Can we date this quote?), —Canadian national motto
      A marī ūsque ad mare.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: jusque
  • Occitan: duscas

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