nota bene

Latin phrase

no·​ta be·​ne ˌnō-tə-ˈbē-nē How to pronounce nota bene (audio) -ˈbe- How to pronounce nota bene (audio)
used to call attention to something important

Word History


Latin, mark well

First Known Use

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nota bene was circa 1721

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“Nota bene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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