|1.||Also called: ultima Thule a region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world: sometimes thought to have been Iceland, Norway, or one of the Shetland Islands|
|2.||an Inuit settlement in NW Greenland: a Danish trading post, founded in 1910, and US air force base|
|ultima Thule (ˈθjuːlɪ)|
|1.||another name for Thule|
|2.||any distant or unknown region|
|3.||a remote goal or aim|
|[Latin: the most distant Thule]|
in literature, the furthest possible place in the world. Thule was the northernmost part of the habitable ancient world. (See Thule culture.) References to ultima Thule in modern literature appear in works by Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and the Australian writer Henry Handel Richardson.
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