Word of the Week: ne plus ultra

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Good morning, Word Nerds! Last week’s WOW (Word of the Week) was: mellifluous. The daughter guessed that it was “sweet sounding, musical, etc. ????” Let’s see how close she got.

Merriam-Webster Online says that mellifluous means having a smooth, flowing sound. So, she’s pretty darn close! Glad to know all those music lessons paid off! 🙂

Today’s WOW is ne plus ultra. Again, my French “bells” are going off, so let’s see what I can conjure up as my definition guesses for it:

ne plus ultra (nā-ˌpləs-ˈəl-trə) 1. no longer special 2. not noteworthy or significant 3. subtraction

What are your guesses for ne plus ultra? Submit a comment to this post to let me know!

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  1. May 4th, 2016 | Liesa says:

    It’s LATIN! I co-founded the latin club at school, and then only got to go to one lesson…because I was also in drill team. Irony.

    ‘ne’= not, ‘plus’= add/more, ‘ultra’= I’m guessing ultimate is related, so I’m going to put it together and guess: “No more than” or “the most of something.”

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