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opus

See also: öpüş

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin opus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

opus (plural opuses or opera)

  1. A work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.
    Beethoven's opus eighteen quartets are considered by many to be the beginning of the Romantic era.
  2. A work, especially of art.
    The painter's last opus was a dedication to all things living, in a surprising contrast to all of his prior work.

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Usage notesEdit

The most common plural of opus in English is opuses. Some people use the Latin plural, opera. Opi is fairly common in the field of classical music, though mostly in informal contexts. The use of any of these three pluralizations may result in the speaker being corrected, though opi above all should be avoided in formal contexts. Outside of music, the word opus sees particularly frequent use in the expression magnum opus.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From an s-stem Proto-Indo-European *h₃ep-os- (work), from the verbal root *h₃ep- (to work), whence also ops and omnis. Cognates include Sanskrit अपस् (ápas, work, action) and Old English efnen (to perform).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

opus n (genitive operis); third declension

  1. work, accomplishment
  2. need

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative opus opera
genitive operis operum
dative operī operibus
accusative opus opera
ablative opere operibus
vocative opus opera

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 432

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

opus

  1. First-person singular (eu) preterite indicative of opor

RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

opus

  1. opposite, contrary
  2. reverse

NounEdit

opus

  1. the opposite, contrary
  2. reverse
SynonymsEdit

ParticipleEdit

opus

  1. past participle of opune

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin opus. Compare also the inherited doublet op.

NounEdit

opus n (plural opusuri)

  1. opus, musical composition or work