Definition for thule (2 of 3)
Origin of Thule2
Definition for thule (3 of 3)
Origin of ultima Thule
Examples from the Web for thule
That Thule is often referred to as an island by later authors is of little weight.
But English will mean fame in ultima Thule; the isles of the sea, as the Bible says.Dreamers of the Ghetto|I. Zangwill
There might be a bare possibility of Thule being connected with this word.
Berlioz himself characterizes the ballad of the King of Thule as "Gothic."The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
Thule I knew, or at least I had heard of the king who reigned there once and who cast his goblet into the sea.Tales of Fantasy and Fact|Brander Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for thule (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for thule (2 of 2)
Word Origin for ultima Thule
Word Origin and History for thule
northernmost part of the world, Old English, from Latin, from Greek Thyle "land six days' sail north of Britain" (Polybius). Identity is speculative; it came to be used in a transferred sense of "extreme limits of travel."