|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » Anu - say it ain't so! Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#11716 - 12/18/00 05:21 PM opus and opera
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
In reply to:
I think if you check a Latin dictionary (and do check; I can't vouch for my memory), you'll find 'opera' is a feminine singular as well as the more familiar neuter plural. Meaning much the same, IIRC.
How right you are, Nicholas. Thanks for that.
opera, ae, f. [opus], service, pains, exertion, work, labor (opus is used mostly of the mechanical activity of work, as that of animals, slaves, and soldiers; opera supposes a free will and desire to serve).
opus, eris, n. [Sanscr. ap-as, work; whence apuas, gain; v. ops; cf. also Germ. üben]. A. In gen., work, labor (cf.: labor, ars, opera) B...
Forum Stats 8817 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members T_V, Gya, MichaelD, Rudolph, Cowboy_Monkey
8817 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 62 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
wofahulicodoc 85 LukeJavan8 67 endymion6 43 Cowboy_Monkey 38 A C Bowden 34 Tromboniator 3 hogmaster 2 May 2 tsuwm 2 eptekar 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10528 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 7197 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5575 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith