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- limit:  Latin līmes originally denoted a ‘path between fields’, but it became extended metaphorically to any ‘boundary’ or ‘limit’, and that was the sense in which English acquired it (in its stem form līmit-).
- limit (n.)
- c. 1400, "boundary, frontier," from Old French limite "a boundary," from Latin limitem (nominative limes) "a boundary, limit, border, embankment between fields," related to limen "threshold." Originally of territory; general sense from early 15c. Colloquial sense of "the very extreme, the greatest degree imaginable" is from 1904.
- limit (v.)
- late 14c., from Old French limiter "mark (a boundary), restrict; specify," from Latin limitare "to bound, limit, fix," from limes "boundary, limit" (see limit (n.)). Related: limited; limiting.
- 1. In some cases there is a mini-mum age limit.
- 2. They struggled to limit the cost by enforcing a low-tech specification.
- 3. The three month time limit will be up in mid-June.
- 4. He was nearly three times over the drink drive limit.
- 5. A speed limit of 30 mph was introduced in built-up areas.
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