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ultima

[uhl-tuh-muh] /ˈʌl tə mə/
noun
1.
the last syllable of a word.
Origin of ultima
1860-1865
1860-65; < Latin, feminine of ultimus, superlative corresponding to ulterior ulterior

ultima ratio regum

[oo l-ti-mah rah-tee-oh rey-goo m; English uhl-tuh-muh rey-shee-oh ree-guh m] /ˈʊl tɪˌmɑ ˈrɑ tiˌoʊ ˈreɪ gʊm; English ˈʌl tə mə ˈreɪ ʃiˌoʊ ˈri gəm/
Latin.
1.
the final argument of kings (a resort to arms): motto engraved on the cannon of Louis XIV.

ultima Thule

[uhl-tuh-muh thoo-lee; Latin oo l-ti-mah too-le] /ˈʌl tə mə ˈθu li; Latin ˈʊl tɪˌmɑ ˈtu lɛ/
noun
1.
(italics) Latin. the highest degree attainable.
2.
the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
3.
the point believed by the ancients to be farthest north.
Also called Thule.
Origin
First recorded in 1655-65; literally, farthest Thule
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ultima

/ˈʌltɪmə/
noun
1.
the final syllable of a word
Word Origin
from Latin: the last, feminine of ultimus last; see ultimate

ultima Thule

/ˈθjuːlɪ/
noun
1.
another name for Thule
2.
any distant or unknown region
3.
a remote goal or aim
Word Origin
Latin: the most distant Thule
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