from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The very words, as of a quote.
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- 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.
No one, not even, I imagine, a pious Buddhist, believes that these verses contain the ipsissima verba of those members of the Order to whom they are ascribed, or that these notable adherents conversed in Pali ślokas.
There are also several striking instances in which, while no question of accurate translation arises, the ipsissima verba of the New Testament writers are recalled.