ultima

noun
ul·​ti·​ma | \ ˈəl-tə-mə How to pronounce ultima (audio) \

Definition of ultima

: the last syllable of a word

First Known Use of ultima

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ultima

Latin, feminine of ultimus last

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“Ultima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultima. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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