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ubi sunt

u·bi sunt
U u

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oo-bee soo nt]
    • /ˈu bi ˈsʊnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oo-bee soo nt]
    • /ˈu bi ˈsʊnt/

Definitions of ubi sunt words

  • noun ubi sunt a poetic motif emphasizing the transitory nature of youth, life, and beauty, found especially in medieval Latin poems. 1
  • noun ubi sunt where are 0

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Origin of ubi sunt

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
1910-15; < Medieval Latin Ubi sunt (quī ante nōs fuērunt?) Where are (those who were before us?)

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Parts of speech for Ubi sunt

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ubi sunt popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ubi sunt usage trend in Literature

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