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ab urbe condita

[ahb oor-be kohn-di-tah; English ab ur-bee kon-di-tuh]
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adverb Latin.
  1. from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.). Abbreviation: A.U.C.

Origin of ab urbe condita

literally, from the city (being) founded
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British Dictionary definitions for ab urbe condita

ab urbe condita

  1. the full form of AUC

Word Origin

literally: from the founding of the city
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