[uhl-tuh-muh thoo-lee; Latin oo l-ti-mah too-le]
- (italics) Latin. the highest degree attainable.
- the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
- the point believed by the ancients to be farthest north.
Origin of ultima Thule
First recorded in 1655–65; literally, farthest Thule
Also called Thule.
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- another name for Thule
- any distant or unknown region
- a remote goal or aim
Word Origin for ultima Thule
Latin: the most distant Thule
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