Definition of ab urbe condita in English:

ab urbe condita

(also ad urbe condita)

adverb

  • After or from the date of the foundation of Rome, traditionally reckoned as 753 b.c.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Segar (d. 1633), herald. From classical Latin ab urbe conditā from the founding of the city from ab + urbe, ablative of urbs + conditā, ablative feminine singular past participle of condere to found, establish.

Pronunciation:

ab urbe condita

/ab ˌəːbiː ˈkɒndɪtə//ab ˌʊəbeɪ ˈkɒndɪtə/