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Today's Word "Opus"

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opus \O-pehs\ (noun) - (Erudite) A creative work, such as a novel, musical piece, or painting.

"Brendan's latest opus contains a modicum of verisimilitude conveyed with fatuous periphrasis."

 

Italian opera "work" from Latin opus, opera (plural) "work, service." The same root is found in "operate," but also in "copious," "copy;" and "cornucopia" from Latin copia "profusion, plenty" based on the prefixed form *co-op-.


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