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Ab incunabulis (Latin phrase)
Translation: "From infancy."

This phrase may be translated as "cradle, swaddling clothes, infancy, or origin". Although ab incunabulis doesn't include a special reference to books, it still often refers to the earliest stage or beginning of something; but most often books date back to the period before 1500 A.D., when the use of movable type in printing was in its beginning stage.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 3)