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ab urbe condita

[ahb oo r-be kohn-di-tah; English ab ur-bee kon-di-tuh] /ɑb ˈʊər bɛ ˈkoʊn dɪˌtɑ; English æb ˈɜr bi ˈkɒn dɪ tə/
adverb, Latin.
1.
from the founding of the city (Rome, about 753 b.c.).
Abbreviation: A.U.C.
Origin
literally, from the city (being) founded
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British Dictionary definitions for urbe

ab urbe condita

/æb ˈɜːbɪ ˈkɒndɪtə/
uknown
1.
the full form of AUC
Word Origin
literally: from the founding of the city
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