See also: ópium, ópíum, and Opium

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin opium and Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion), from ὀπός (opós, juice of a plant), from Proto-Indo-European *swokʷos (juice, resin).

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opium (countable and uncountable, plural opiums or opia)

  1. (uncountable) A yellow-brown, addictive narcotic drug obtained from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
  2. (countable) Anything that numbs or stupefies.
    • "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, . . . It is the opium of the people." - Karl Marx

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opium n

  1. opium

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch opium, from Latin opium, from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion), from ὀπός (opós).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈoː.pi.ʏm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: opi‧um

NounEdit

opium n or m (uncountable)

  1. opium
    Synonym: amfioen

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  • Afrikaans: opium
  • West Frisian: opium

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opium m (plural opiums)

  1. opium

LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion), from ὀπός (opós, juice of a plant), from Proto-Indo-European *swokʷos (juice, resin).

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opium n (genitive opiī or opī); second declension

  1. opium, poppy-juice

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative opium opia
Genitive opiī
opī1
opiōrum
Dative opiō opiīs
Accusative opium opia
Ablative opiō opiīs
Vocative opium opia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin opium, from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion)

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opium m (definite singular opiumen, uncountable)

  1. opium

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin opium, from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion)

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opium n or m (definite singular opiumet or opiumen, uncountable)

  1. opium

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opium c

  1. opium (a drug)
    Religionen är ett opium för folket.
    Religion is the opium of the people. (Karl Marx)

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Declension of opium 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative opium opiet
Genitive opiums opiets

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