sub specie aeternitatis

adverb
sub spe·​cie ae·​ter·​ni·​ta·​tis | \ su̇b-ˈspe-kē-ˌā-ˌī-ˌter-nə-ˈtä-təs How to pronounce sub specie aeternitatis (audio) \

Definition of sub specie aeternitatis

: in its essential or universal form or nature

Examples of sub specie aeternitatis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And no one writes a column sub specie aeternitatis. Luc Sante, The New York Review of Books, 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sub specie aeternitatis

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sub specie aeternitatis

New Latin, literally, under the aspect of eternity

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“Sub specie aeternitatis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sub%20specie%20aeternitatis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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