ipsissima verba

plural noun
ip·​sis·​si·​ma ver·​ba | \ ip-ˈsi-sə-mə-ˈvər-bə How to pronounce ipsissima verba (audio) \

Definition of ipsissima verba

: the exact language used by someone quoted

First Known Use of ipsissima verba

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ipsissima verba

New Latin, literally, the selfsame words

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to take the place or position of

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