ultima Thule

[ uhl-tuh-muh -thoo-lee; Latin ool-ti-mah -too-le ]
/ ˈʌl tə mə ˈθu li; Latin ˈʊl tɪˌmɑ ˈtu lɛ /

noun

(italics)Latin. the highest degree attainable.
the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
the point believed by the ancients to be farthest north.

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Also called Thule.

Origin of ultima Thule

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

ultima Thule
/ (ˈθjuːlɪ) /

noun

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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