Latin. from the very beginning; from the source or origin.
It is said of him, that he was, inventum focis, because he was ab origine from the land of fire; by which is meant Ur of Chaldea.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant
To come to the point at once, the lease is, ab origine, null and void.
The Parent’s Assistant Maria Edgeworth
My constitution and my frame were ab origine blasted with a deep, incurable taint of hypochondria, which poisons my existence.’
Robert Burns Gabriel Setoun
I do not think that Lancelot was ab origine the hero of a variant of this popular and widely-spread folk-tale.
The Three Days’ Tournament Jessie L. Weston
My constitution and frame were, ab origine, blasted with a deep incurable taint of hypochondria, which poisons my existence.
The Letters of Robert Burns Robert Burns
- Ab ovo
from the beginning. Historical Examples The Romans began their noonday meal with eggs, and ended with a dessert; ab ovo ad malum. The Castaways Captain Mayne Reid I knew him from the very egg, I may say—ab ovo—Mrs. Cavanagh; it was I instilled his first principles into him. The Emigrants Of Ahadarra William Carleton Smith […]
- Ab urbe condita
from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.). Abbreviation: A.U.C. uknown the full form of AUC
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