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ultima Thule

[uhl-tuh-muh thoo-lee; Latin oo l-ti-mah too-le]
noun
  1. (italics) Latin. the highest degree attainable.
  2. the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
  3. the point believed by the ancients to be farthest north.
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Origin of ultima Thule

First recorded in 1655–65; literally, farthest Thule
Also called Thule.
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British Dictionary definitions for ultima thule

ultima Thule

noun
  1. another name for Thule
  2. any distant or unknown region
  3. a remote goal or aim
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Word Origin

Latin: the most distant Thule
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