Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ab Ovo Usque Ad Mala - From the Egg up to the Apples (From Soup to Nuts)

Ab ovo usque ad malaFrom the egg up to the apples(I.e., from start to finish, akin to “From soup to
nuts”)
Horace,
Satires 1.3.6

  
This proverb is a nice way to lock in the ablative singular neuter form (following the preposition a/ab), as well as the valuable phrase "usque ad," meaning, "up to." (From which comes French jusqu'à and Spanish hasta.

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