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ˈθu li for 1,2 ; ˈtu- for 3,4thule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thule(noun)

    a town in northwestern Greenland; during World War II a United States naval base was built there

  2. Thule, ultima Thule(noun)

    the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world


  1. Thule(ProperNoun)

    the ancestors of the Canadian Inuit

  2. Thule(ProperNoun)

    the northernmost location of the ancient world

  3. Origin: From Θούλη.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thule(noun)

    the name given by ancient geographers to the northernmost part of the habitable world. According to some, this land was Norway, according to others, Iceland, or more probably Mainland, the largest of the Shetland islands; hence, the Latin phrase ultima Thule, farthest Thule


  1. Thule

    Thule, also spelled Thula, Thila, or Thyïlea, is, in classical European literature and maps, a region in the far north. Though often considered to be an island in antiquity, modern interpretations of what was meant by Thule often identify it as Norway, an identification supported by modern calculations. Other interpretations include Orkney, Shetland, and Scandinavia. In the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, Thule was often identified as Iceland or Greenland. Another suggested location is Saaremaa in the Baltic Sea. The term ultima Thule in medieval geographies denotes any distant place located beyond the "borders of the known world". Sometimes it is used as a proper noun as the Latin name for Greenland when Thule is used for Iceland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thule

    thū′lē, n. the name generally given by the ancients to the most northerly part of Europe known to them, of which their want of knowledge was eked out by the imagination—the Orkney and Shetland groups, Iceland, &c. The usual Roman phrase was Ultima Thule. [L.,—Gr. thylē.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. thule

    [Gaelic thuath]. An extreme object to the north.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thule in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of thule in a Sentence

  1. Alan Stern:

    Ultima Thule is beyond remarkable.

  2. Jeff Moore:

    In some sense, Ultima has a fairly simplified geology, a bit like Frankenstein here, ultima Thule has a lot more stuff here going on.

  3. Alan Stern:

    MU69 is Ultima Thule, our spacecraft is heading beyond the limits of the known worlds, to what will be this mission's next achievement. Since this will be the farthest exploration of any object in space in history, I like to call our flyby target Ultima, for short, symbolizing this ultimate exploration by NASA and our team.

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