ubi sunt

[ oo-bee soo nt ]
/ ˈu bi ˈsʊnt /


a poetic motif emphasizing the transitory nature of youth, life, and beauty, found especially in medieval Latin poems.

Origin of ubi sunt

1910–15; < Medieval Latin Ubi sunt (quī ante nōs fuērunt?) Where are (those who were before us?)
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