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sub specie aeternitatis

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adverb sub spe·cie ae·ter·ni·ta·tis \su̇b-ˈspe-kē-ˌā-ˌī-ˌter-nə-ˈtä-təs\

Definition of sub specie aeternitatis

  1. :  in its essential or universal form or nature



Origin and Etymology of sub specie aeternitatis

New Latin, literally, under the aspect of eternity


First Known Use: 1895


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