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See also: oeuvré, œuvre, Œuvre, and œuvré

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French œuvre, from the Latin opus.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɜːvɹə/, /ˈuːvɹə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

oeuvre (plural oeuvres)

  1. A work of art.
  2. The complete body of an artist's work.

QuotationsEdit

"There, in that pale region, beneath that essential cover, the twin incompatibility of an œuvre and madness is unveiled; it is the blind spot of each one's possibility, and of their mutual exclusion." - Michel Foucault. "Madness, the absence of an œuvre." In History of Madness, edited by Jean Khalfa, 541-549. Routledge, 2006. Original Publication: Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique (Gallimard, 1972) Accessed Here

  • 1997, Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 7 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
    Let’s “fictionalize” Foucault’s life by turning it into a biographical account of Foucault and his oeuvre or work.

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DutchEdit

 
Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

oeuvre n (plural oeuvres, diminutive oevretje n)

  1. oeuvre

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

oeuvre f (plural oeuvres)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of œuvre.

Usage notesEdit

  • The œ ligature is often replaced in contemporary French with oe (the œ character does not appear on AZERTY keyboards), but this is nonstandard.

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Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French uevre.

NounEdit

oeuvre m, f (plural oeuvres)

  1. work; piece of work