ab urbe condita

[ ahb oor-be kohn-di-tah; English ab ur-bee kon-di-tuh ]
/ ɑb ˈʊər bɛ ˈkoʊn dɪˌtɑ; English æb ˈɜr bi ˈkɒn dɪ tə /
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adverb Latin.
from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.). Abbreviation: A.U.C.
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Origin of ab urbe condita

Literally, “from the city (being) founded”

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How to use ab urbe condita in a sentence

  • Anno trecentesimo ab urbe condita pro duobus consulibus decemviri creati sunt, qui adlatas e Graecia leges populo proponerent.

    Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond

British Dictionary definitions for ab urbe condita

ab urbe condita
/ Latin (æb ˈɜːbɪ ˈkɒndɪtə) /

the full form of AUC

Word Origin for ab urbe condita

literally: from the founding of the city
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