Ab Ovo Definition

ăb ōvō
From the beginning.
Webster's New World

From the beginning. [First attested in the late 16th century.]


Origin of Ab Ovo

  • Latin ab ōvō ab from ōvō ablative of ōvum egg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin ab ovo (literally “from the egg”)

    From Wiktionary

  • L, from the egg

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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