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ultima Thule

[ uhl-tuh-muh thoo-lee; Latin ool-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.


ultima Thule

/ ˈθjuːlɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ultima Thule1

First recorded in 1655–65; literally, farthest Thule

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ultima Thule1

Latin: the most distant Thule

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Example Sentences

He felt that he had reached the land—or at least the borderland—of Bohemia, that Ultima Thule of every young literary dream.

When he first exploited Ladak, Leh was the ultima thule of geographical investigation.

A charming picture of manners and customs in "Ultima Thule."

Thulis of Egypt, whence comes "Ultima Thule," died the death of the cross about thirty-five hundred years ago.

Ultima Thule was the island which marked the ultimate bounds of the extensive empire of this legitimate descendant of the Gods.

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