terminus a quo love


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

  • n. A starting point or origin.
  • n. A first point in time: The terminus a quo for the Middle Ages is often considered the fall of Rome in 476.

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  • n. The lower limit of dating, as of the earliest plausible date at which a fact could have occurred or a document could have been written.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. earliest limiting point


Latin terminus ā quō, limit from which.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from Latin (Wiktionary)


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