ab ovo

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ab o·vo

 (ăb ō′vō)
From the beginning.

[Latin ab ōvō : ab, from + ōvō, ablative of ōvum, egg.]

ab ovo

(æb ˈəʊvəʊ)
from the beginning
[literally: from the egg]

ab o•vo

(ɑb ˈoʊ woʊ; Eng. æb ˈoʊ voʊ)

adv. Latin.
from the beginning.
[literally, from the egg]

ab ovo

A Latin phrase meaning from the beginning (literally, from the egg).
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ab ovo

adverb (Latin) from the start, from the first, from the beginning, from scratch (informal), from the word go (informal), ab initio (Latin), from the egg, from first principles
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"I begin ab ovo. 'The enemy of the human race,' as you know, attacks the Prussians.
Nec gemino bellum Trojanum orditur ab ovo --do you understand that?" says he, with a keen look.
Citing a recent study, Sng attributes to Locke "the first linguistic turn not only in the modern period but in the history of philosophy" (45)- The priority or "firstness" credited here is one that Locke's Essay self-consciously claims for itself as a hallmark of its modernity: just as the understanding is supposed to begin ab ovo, severed from any history that might compromise its originality, so too does the Essay aim to make a new beginning in the history of philosophy with its propositions concerning the understanding and, consequently, the origination of agendas and itineraries of knowledge.
Camera (color/ B&W, HD), Avner Shahaf; editor, Oron Adar; music, Ab Ovo, Jerome Chassagnard, Regis Bainet; production designer, Doron Koren; sound, Amos Zipori; sound designer, Alex Claude; associate producers, Yael Fogiel, Laetitia Gonzalez.