Ab ovo, (Latin: “of the egg”) in literature, the practice of starting a poetic narrative as soon as possible chronologically. The ABT has a saying inside: “If you ever disregard the AB, we will make sure you go into a body bag.” Ab ovo means in Latin “from the beginning, the origin, the egg”. The term refers to one of the twin eggs from which Helen of Troy was born. The eggs were laid by Leda to Zeus, disguised as a swan, either seduced and paired with her, or raped, according to different versions. If Leda hadn`t laid the egg, Helen wouldn`t have been born, so Paris wouldn`t have been able to flee with her, so there wouldn`t have been a Trojan War.  This use differs from the longer sentence ab ovo usque ad mala (wörtl. “from egg to apple”), which appears in Horace`s satire 1.3. It refers to the course of a Roman meal, which often began with eggs and ended with fruit, and is similar to the American English expression “soup to nuts”. Thus, ab ovo can also be used to mean a complete or whole thing.
The flight was piloted by Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah, the 50-year-old pilot, and his 27-year-old co-pilot, Fariq Ab Hamid. These slaves were usually called librri, more precisely serv ab epistols, serv man or manunss. The AB Ovo chair is available in walnut and leather ($6,500) or teak with cotton strap ($7,000). from (323) 653-9763 or emmersontroop.com. These and others – such as the “Ab Ovo Usque Ad Mala (From Soup to Nuts)” of 1986 and the “Troilus and Cressida (Reduced)” of 2006 – were stupid, but this stupidity is strangely related to originality outside the left field that leads him to associate Whitman with Poulenc (“Beloved Renegade”) or to Polynesian sculpture and ritual with Bach (“Musical Offering”). On 27 July 2013, AB Neubauer reported that she had been sexually assaulted the previous night. “Ab Welsh, who was a forward with the Saskatoon Quakers, was the first,” Howe said. His story literally starts from ovo, as Horace said. Ludwig not only clarifies my doubts with English writing, but he illuminates my writing with new possibilities Ludwig is the first sentence search engine that helps you write better English by giving you contextualized examples from reliable sources. Borges` story, which can be read as a parable about imaginative refraction, describes Menard`s quest not only to translate Cervantes` work, but to invent it, from ovo – time and otherness collapsing – into seventeenth-century Spanish. Borrowed from the Latin ab ōvō (literally “from the egg”).
Musical theme of Joshua Stamper Â©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP In “The Art of Poetry”, Horace, literary lion of ancient Rome, praised Homer`s wisdom not to unfold the story of the Trojan War “ab ovo”, that is, of the egg: the egg fertilized by Zeus in love when he came to Leda in the form of a swan, the egg, from which helena hatched, the most beautiful of all women. In his Ars poetica, the Latin poet and critic Horace emphasizes the immediate interest aroused by this opening, unlike the beginning of the story ab ovo (“of the egg”) – that is, from the birth of Achilles, the first chronological point of history. An AB is a muscle found on magazine covers, says an AD in Virginia`s For Lovers magazine. Borrowing learned from Latin from ōvō (literally “of the egg”), first part of Latin (“from, far from, on, in”), proto-Italic *ab, proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (“off, away”). Last part of the Latin ōvō, singular dative/ablative of ōvum (“egg”), Proto-Italian *ōwom (“egg”), Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (“egg”), probably *h₂éwis (“bird”), perhaps *h₂ew- (“to enjoy, to consume”). Aunt Rosa sat him on a table and told him that A B meant. The English literary use of the term comes from Horace`s ars Poetica, where he describes his ideal epic poet as one who “does not begin the Trojan War from the double egg” (nec gemino bellum Troianum orditur ab ouo), the absolute beginning of events, the earliest possible chronological point, but tears the listener apart in the middle of things (in media res). This advice is famous for being rejected in Laurence Sterne`s novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. I don`t think Lancelot was the hero of a variant of this folk tale and spread from the beginning. And ditto Johannes nullam partem artium prædictarum ab apprenticio suo concelabit.
These sample sentences are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “ab ovo”. The opinions expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us your feedback. “Ab ovo usque ad mala.” This phrase translates to “from egg to apples” and was written by the Roman poet Horace. He alluded to the Roman tradition of starting a meal with eggs and ending with apples. Horace also applied ab ovo in an account of the Trojan War, which begins with the mythical egg of Leda, from where Helen was born (whose beauty sparked the war). In both cases, Horace used ab ovo in its literal sense, “of the egg”, but at the end of the 16th century. It was adapted to its modern English meaning of “from the beginning”, perhaps for the first time by Sir Philip Sidney in his An Apology for Poetry: “If [dramatic poets] want to represent a story, they must not (as Horace says) begin Ab ouo: but they must arrive at the principle of this one action.” Ab ovo is a reference to one of the twin eggs from which Helen of Troy was born. The eggs were laid by Leda after mating with Zeus, who was disguised as a swan. If Leda hadn`t laid the egg, Helen wouldn`t have been born, so Paris wouldn`t have been able to flee with her, so there wouldn`t have been a Trojan War, etc. The English literary use of the term comes from Horace`s Ars Poetica, where he describes his ideal epic poet as one who “does not begin the Trojan War from the double egg,” the absolute beginning of events, the first possible chronological point, but tears the listener to the center of things. This use differs from the longer phrase ab ovo usque ad mala, which appears in horace`s satire 1.3.
It refers to the course of a Roman meal, which often began with eggs and ended with fruit, and is similar to the American English expression “soup to nuts”. Thus, ab ovo can also be used to mean a complete or whole thing. Ab eo igitur tpore Patres nostros perhumaniter habuit, honorary atque en omnibus, accepit bénin mensque.