[fin-is, fee-nee, fahy-nis]
- end; conclusion.
Origin of finis
1425–75; late Middle English (< F) < Latin fīnis; see fine1
finis coronat opus
[fee-nis-koh-roh-naht-oh-poo s; English fin-is kaw-roh-nat oh-puh s, koh-]
- the end crowns the work.
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Examples from the Web for finis
Needless to say that rat was "na-poo," which is soldier-French, meaning "finis."The Emma Gees
Herbert Wes McBride
I had set "Finis" to that chapter; was fate minded to overrule me and write more?Simon Dale
I will write a bold "Finis" at the end, and shut the book with a bang!The Promised Land
It seems, however, that they had not come to the real, sure-enough Finis.Ade's Fables
When I came away it was like closing a book and writing 'Finis.'The Rhodesian
- the end; finish: used at the end of books, films, etc
C15: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for finis
Latin, literally "the end" (see finish (v.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper