ultima Thule


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ultima Thu·le

 (tho͞o′lē)
n.
1. The northernmost region of the habitable world as thought of by ancient geographers.
2. A distant territory or destination.
3. A remote goal or ideal: "the ultima Thule of technology, the ne plus ultra ... the answer to every earthly problem" (John Gould).

[Latin ultima Thūlē : ultima, feminine of ultimus, farthest + Thūlē, Thule.]

ultima Thule

(ˈθjuːlɪ)
n
1. (Historical Terms) another name for Thule
2. (Placename) another name for Thule
3. (Placename) any distant or unknown region
4. a remote goal or aim
[Latin: the most distant Thule]

ul•ti•ma Thu•le

(ˈʌl tə mə ˈθu li)
n.
1. (italics) Latin. the highest degree attainable.
2. the farthest point; the limit of any journey.
[1655–65; literally, farthest Thule]
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Noun1.ultima Thule - the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited worldultima Thule - the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world
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ultima Thulé
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My cognizance of the pit had become known to the inquisitorial agents -- the pit whose horrors had been destined for so bold a recusant as myself -- the pit, typical of hell, and regarded by rumor as the Ultima Thule of all their punishments.
Edmonton, once the Ultima Thule, is now only the gateway to what may become a greater north on its own, for the Peace River and the Athabasca country and Alberta itself are warmed by the Chinook winds, and have not the hard winter climate of Manitoba.
High-quality complimentary meals and drinks, counting wines and spirits, are plated on Marimekko tableware or served in Iittala Ultima Thule glasses first designed for Finnair in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala.
High-quality complimentary meals and drinks, including wines and spirits, are plated on Marimekko tableware or served in Iittala Ultima Thule glasses aACAo first designed for Finnair in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala.
Jorge Villamar, su protagonista, se me ha convertido en un nuevo Zavalita, aunque ahora no se trata solo de entender como se jodio el Peru, sino como una generacion completa de latinoamericanos que creyo en el sueno de la revolucion trunco su existencia y no se reconoce en el nuevo territorio que la globalidad--el pasaje a Occidente inevitable de la "modernidad-mundo" como la llama el filosofo italiano Giacomo Marramao--ha convertido en Ultima Thule, utopia descarnada y desarmada en donde pocas cosas, acaso ninguna, importan o son trascendentes.
Maqroll es el prototipo esencial y ancestral de la narrativa, el marino que se desplaza de un mundo a otro en busca de la Ultima Thule, del Santo Grial que acaso no existio nunca.