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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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NounEdit

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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CzechEdit

NounEdit

opium n

  1. opium

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

opium n, m (uncountable)

  1. opium

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NounEdit

opium m (plural opiums)

  1. opium

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

opium n (genitive opiī); second declension

  1. opium, poppy-juice

InflectionEdit

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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NounEdit

opium c

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

DeclensionEdit

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

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