terminus ad quem

noun (1)
\ -ˌäd-ˈkwem How to pronounce terminus ad quem (audio) \

Definition of terminus ad quem

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a goal, object, or course of action : destination, purpose
2 : a final limiting point in time

Quem quaeritis?

Latin phrase
Quem quaer·​i·​tis? | \ ˈkwem-ˈkwer-i-tis How to pronounce Quem quaeritis? (audio) \
variants: or Quem queritis?

Definition of Quem quaeritis? (Entry 2 of 3)

: whom do you seek? used for an Easter introit trope and liturgical drama on the women's encounter with an angel when visiting Christ's tomb

Quem quaeritis

noun (2)
Quem quaer·​i·​tis | \ ¦kwemˈkwerətə̇s\

Definition of Quem quaeritis (Entry 3 of 3)

: an Easter introit trope derived from the account of the visit to Christ's tomb by the women, acted in the 10th century by ecclesiastics, and in its amplified dramatized form being the earliest known liturgical drama

First Known Use of terminus ad quem

Noun (1)

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for terminus ad quem

Noun (1)

New Latin, literally, limit to which

Noun (2)

Latin, whom do you seek?

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