"ab ovo" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term ab ovo mean?

"Ab ovo" is a Latin term that means "from the egg" or "from the beginning." It is used to describe a narrative or discussion that starts from the very beginning or the earliest point, often referring to the origin or genesis of a subject.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "ab ovo":
  • The historian's book on ancient civilizations explores the development of human society ab ovo.
  • The professor began her lecture by explaining the fundamental principles of physics ab ovo.
  • The film director depicted the protagonist's life story, starting ab ovo with his childhood experiences.
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