ubi sunt

[ oo-bee soo nt ]
/ ˈu bi ˈsʊnt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. uberaba,
  2. uberlândia,
  3. uberrima fides,
  4. ubersexual,
  5. ubi,
  6. ubi supra,
  7. ubiety,
  8. ubiquarian,
  9. ubique,
  10. ubiquinol

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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