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Friday, June 25, 2004

Definitions for ab ovo

  1. From the beginning.

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Citations for ab ovo
I will begin ab ovo -- at the very beginning. , War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The performers do not have to discover these techniques and processes ab ovo; they learn them from the previous generation, who learned them from their predecessors, and so on. William L. Benzon, Beethoven's Anvil
Origin of ab ovo
Ab ovo is from Latin, literally, "from the egg."