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ultima Thule

[uhl-tuh-muh thoo-lee; Latin ool-ti-mah too-le]
noun
1.
(italics) Latin. the highest degree attainable.
2.
the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
3.
the point believed by the ancients to be farthest north.
Also called Thule.


Origin:
1655–65; literally, farthest Thule

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ultima Thule (ˈθjuːlɪ)
 
n
1.  another name for Thule
2.  any distant or unknown region
3.  a remote goal or aim
 
[Latin: the most distant Thule]

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