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See also: OPS and ὄψ





  1. plural of op
  2. (informal) operations
  3. (Internet, IRC) operator status
    Why don't I have ops in this channel any more?




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From Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep-(i)-, *h₃op-(i)- (force, ability), from *h₃ep- base, whence also Sanskrit अप्नस् (ápnas, property, possession) and possibly Ancient Greek ὄμπνη (ómpnē, food). Related to omnis, optimus and opus.



ops f (genitive opis); third declension

  1. (in the singular) strength, power, assistance, power to help, property
  2. (in the plural) resources, wealth

Usage notesEdit

  • The nominative singular *ops is not attested, the dative singular opī is uncommon and the ablative singular is once opī (in Varro's De lingua latina) according to dictionaries (see the References below).


Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ops opēs
Genitive opis opum
Dative opī opibus
Accusative opem opēs
Ablative ope opibus
Vocative ops opēs

Derived termsEdit


  • ops in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ops in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ops in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 1086
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to bring aid to; to rescue: auxilium, opem, salutem ferre alicui
    • (ambiguous) to implore a person's help: alicuius opem implorare
    • (ambiguous) to fly to some one for refuge: confugere ad aliquem or ad opem, ad fidem alicuius
    • (ambiguous) to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: magnas opes habere
    • (ambiguous) to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: opibus maxime florere
    • (ambiguous) to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: omnibus opibus circumfluere
    • (ambiguous) to strain every nerve, do one's utmost in a matter: omni ope atque opera or omni virium contentione eniti, ut
    • (ambiguous) to possess means, to be well off: rem or opes habere, bona possidere, in bonis esse
    • (ambiguous) to be very rich: opibus, divitiis, bonis, facultatibus abundare
    • (ambiguous) to have great influence: opibus, gratia, auctoritate valere, florere
    • (ambiguous) to acquire influence: opes, gratiam, potentiam consequi
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 431




  1. oops (acknowledging a minor mistake)






  1. acknowledgment of a minor mistake, oops