ad verbum

ad ver·​bum | \ (ˌ)ad-ˈvər-bəm How to pronounce ad verbum (audio) \

Definition of ad verbum

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: to a word : verbatim

verbum sap

Latin phrase (1)
ver·​bum sap | \ ˌvər-bəm-ˈsap How to pronounce verbum sap (audio) \

Definition of verbum sap (Entry 2 of 3)

: enough said used to indicate that something left unsaid may or should be inferred

verbum sat sapienti est

Latin phrase (2)
ver·​bum sat sa·​pi·​en·​ti est | \ ˌwer-bu̇m-ˈsät-ˌsä-pē-ˈen-tē-ˌest How to pronounce verbum sat sapienti est (audio) \

Definition of verbum sat sapienti est (Entry 3 of 3)

: a word to the wise is sufficient

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ad verbum

Synonyms: Adverb

directly, exactly, verbatim, word for word

Antonyms: Adverb


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Examples of ad verbum in a Sentence


if the giver of the oath mangles the wording, should one repeat after him ad verbum?

First Known Use of ad verbum


circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Latin phrase (1)

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad verbum


borrowed from Latin

Latin phrase (1)

short for New Latin verbum sapientī (sat est) "a word to the wise (is sufficient)," after Latin dictum sapientī sat est (Plautus)

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The first known use of ad verbum was circa 1580

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