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Meaning of "ab ovo" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AB OVO

Literally: from the egg.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AB OVO

ab ovo  [æb ˈəʊvəʊ] play
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WHAT DOES AB OVO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ab ovo

Ab ovo

Ab ovo is a reference to one of the twin eggs from which Helen of Troy was born. The eggs were laid by Leda after mating with Zeus disguised as a swan. Had Leda not lain the egg, Helen would not have been born, so Paris could not have eloped with her, so there would have been no Trojan War. Laurie Maguire.

Definition of ab ovo in the English dictionary

The definition of ab ovo in the dictionary is from the beginning.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AB OVO


Antananarivo
ˌæntəˌnænəˈriːvəʊ
arvo
ˈɑːvəʊ
avo
ˈɑːvəʊ
bravo
brɑːˈvəʊ
centavo
sɛnˈtɑːvəʊ
convo
ˈkɒnvəʊ
Corvo
ˈkɔːvəʊ
devo
ˈdiːvəʊ
divo
ˈdiːvəʊ
evo
ˈiːvəʊ
nouveau
ˈnuːvəʊ
nouveaux
ˈnuːvəʊ
octavo
ɒkˈteɪvəʊ
Pavo
ˈpɑːvəʊ
Primitivo
ˌprɪmɪˈtiːvəʊ
Provo
ˈprəʊvəʊ
salvo
ˈsælvəʊ
servo
ˈsɜːvəʊ
vivo
ˈviːvəʊ
voe
vəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AB OVO

ab initio
ab urbe condita
aba
abac
abaca
abaci
aback
abacterial
abactinal
abactinally
abactor
abacus
Abadan
Abaddon
abaft
abaka
Abakan
abalone
abalone shell
abampere

WORDS THAT END LIKE AB OVO

Belovo
Byelovo
de novo
Dimitrovo
espressivo
galvo
in vivo
incavo
Ivanovo
Kemerovo
Kosevo
Kosovo
multum in parvo
parvo
Porto Novo
rilievo
rivo
Sarajevo
Svevo
zemstvo

Synonyms and antonyms of ab ovo in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AB OVO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ab ovo» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ab ovo

Translation of «ab ovo» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AB OVO

Find out the translation of ab ovo to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ab ovo from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ab ovo» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

AB OVO
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ovo ab
570 millions of speakers

English

ab ovo
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अटल बिहारी ओवो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البيضة AB
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

AB ово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ovo ab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অব ইনটিওও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ab ovo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ab initio
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ab ovo
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ABの卵内
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

AB를 비켜
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ab initio
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ab ovo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Ab initio
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आजच्या काळात
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ab initio
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ab ovo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ovo ab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

AB ово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ovo ab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ab ovo
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

AB ovo
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ab ovo
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ab ovo
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ab ovo

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AB OVO»

The term «ab ovo» is regularly used and occupies the 63.428 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AB OVO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ab ovo

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AB OVO»

Discover the use of ab ovo in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ab ovo and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ab ovo
At every level, questions abounded regarding self-knowledge, relationships, childhood and chance. In this volume, you can read the stories, see the illustrations, and ask some questions yourself.
Steven Hull, 2005
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Ab Ovo
Michael Sweet teaches and lives in Montreal, Quebec. This is his first published full length volume of poetry. "Michael Sweet takes a handful of ordinary words and fashions a masterpiece- every time.
Michael Ernest Sweet, 2005
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Arcanum Ab Ovo
The novel takes us all the way from the deepest pre-geological eras of the Solar System to our near future, when the elite of the human kind will have to face an ancient and powerful foe.
Viktoria Wealth, 2004
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The Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases
AB OVO ABARRE Metaph., from the ab OVO, phr.: Lat.: 'from the egg', beginning. 159S if they [dramatic poets] wil represent an history, they must not (as Horace saith) beginne Ab ouo : but they must come to the principall poynt of that one ...
Charles Augustus Maude Fennell, 1891
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Ab Ovo
Poetry. "In :AB OVO:, a momentous life-change is chronicled, is found new language for.
Jenn McCreary, 2009
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The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal ...
Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, and Record of Histological Research at Home and Abroad. of Chlorococcus, and as such may be expected to fulfil the apparent law of Harvey — " Omne vivum ab ovo." There is much evidence ...
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Narrative Beginnings: Theories and Practices
But of course Shandy has not proven that a story can successfully begin ab ovo. Rather, he has taken the ab ovo dictum ad absurdum, and thereby proves that the true ab ovo beginning appears instead to begin in medias res. It is nevertheless ...
Brian Richardson, 2008
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Red midnight
I was thinking: Ab ovo ...ab ovo . . . Ab ovo usque ad mala. From the egg to the apples. It was something we had read in class that day. I reached the park running, looking ahead, trying to make out the great oval door of Vingt- neuf Cour du ...
Thomas Hal Phillips
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Citizenship and Immigration
Jus soli birthright citizenship, which has been in place ab ovo in all new settler states that owe their origins to British colonialism, dates back to feudalism, where the soil and everything that sprang from it belonged to the lord. This feudal ...
Christian Joppke, 2010
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The Graph of Sex and the German Text: Gendered Culture in ...
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola: Oration on the dignity of man (1486). Trans. A. Robert Caponigri. Chicago 1956, p. 8. [Z]u diesem ist nicht zu laugnen / daß auch die Ab ovo: Reconceiving the Masculinity of the Autobiographical Subject By ...
Lynne Tatlock, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AB OVO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ab ovo is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cost-Buster Cooking: Playing dress-up with deviled eggs
The custom was so popular that the Romans had a saying — "ab ovo usque ad mala" — which translates as “from eggs to apples,” or as we ... «The Providence Journal, Jun 15»
2
Sayles: Recalling the history of Red Creek Central School
We learned Latin words — the menu was “Ab ovo usque ad mala” (from egg to apple) and SPQR “Senatus Populusque Romani” (the Senate ... «Auburn Citizen, Jun 15»
3
Endless Deferment of Meaning: The Media's Inequitable Melee of …
The commentators, however, proceed ab ovo with every story and question as if they themselves have not paid any attention to what they ... «Truth-Out, May 15»
4
How IT is revolutionising rail resource planning with Quintiq and Ab
Ab Ovo already had links with SNCB and its subsidiaries related to the company's planning and scheduling as well as its dedicated ... «Railway Technology, May 15»
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Future Rail: Issue 25
Belgian freight operator SNCB Logistics has replaced its rail cargo planning systems with a single platform. Suppliers Quintiq and Ab Ovo tell ... «Railway Technology, Apr 15»
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Kwong art exhibit visits LC, River Oaks
Kwong's LC exhibit was called “Ab Ovo”, which refers to the beginning of life with an egg, Kwong said. The theme for those ceramics and ... «Alexandria Town Talk, Mar 15»
7
How American Capitalism Died
... a phony recovery and multiple bubbles — we must go back once more, ab ovo, to whence today's curious money system was hatched. «Daily Reckoning - Australian Edition, Mar 15»
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Quintiq solution to support Eurailscout in inspection and analysis …
Ab Ovo will support Eurailscout planners to increase utilisation by allocating resources to work orders and predicting potential consequences of ... «Railway Technology, Feb 15»
9
Horace IV: ave Horatius, Scrogue exemplarium…
From “Ars Poetica” come a number of literary terms that almost anyone who's been to school has encountered: in medias res, ab ovo, “instruct ... «Scholars and Rogues, Feb 15»
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The Orthodox Trojan Horse
... prohibitions on drug use, which are enshrined in International Law, and any local American law providing for liberalisation, is ab ovo nill and ... «The American Conservative, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ab ovo [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ab-ovo>. Jul 2019 ».
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