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See also: ópium, ópíum, and Opium

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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

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opium m (plural opiums)

  1. opium

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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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NounEdit

opium n (genitive opiī); second declension

  1. opium, poppy-juice

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative opium opia
genitive opiī opiōrum
dative opiō opiīs
accusative opium opia
ablative opiō opiīs
vocative opium opia

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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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