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ipsissima verba

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. The very words, as of a quote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • The actual words (spoken or transcribed).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The very same words; the self-same words; the precise language, word for word.

Etymologies

New Latin : Latin ipsissima, the very, neuter pl. superlative of ipse, self + Latin verba, pl. of verbum, word.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin The very words. (Wiktionary)

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