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From Old French opportun, from Latin opportunus.

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opportune (comparative more opportune, superlative most opportune)

  1. Suitable for some particular purpose.
    This would be an opportune spot for a picnic.
  2. At a convenient or advantageous time.
    The opportune arrival of the bus cut short the boring conversation.

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  1. definite of opportun
  2. plural of opportun

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  1. feminine singular of opportun

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opportune f pl

  1. feminine plural of opportuno

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opportūnē (comparative opportūnius, superlative opportūnissimē)

  1. favourably; seasonably; opportunely

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  1. vocative masculine singular of opportūnus

References edit

  • opportune”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • opportune”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • opportune in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette