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ipsissima verba

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noun plural ip·sis·si·ma ver·ba \ip-ˈsi-sə-mə-ˈvər-bə\

Definition of ipsissima verba

  1. :  the exact language used by someone quoted



Origin of ipsissima verba

New Latin, literally, the selfsame words


First Known Use: 1807


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