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ubi sunt

[oo-bee soo nt] /ˈu bi ˈsʊnt/
noun
1.
a poetic motif emphasizing the transitory nature of youth, life, and beauty, found especially in medieval Latin poems.
Origin of ubi sunt
1910-1915
1910-15; < Medieval Latin Ubi sunt (quī ante nōs fuērunt?) Where are (those who were before us?)
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