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#104554 - 05/30/03 03:52 PM p.118
a person who loves wine; wine connoisseur
5ML officinalis < officina, storeroom (of a monastery) < L, workshop, contr. of opificina < opifex, worker: see OFFICE6 [Obs.] commonly kept in stock in a pharmacy: said of products or drugs dispensed without prescription
[Obs.] an officinal drug or preparation
5L officiousus < officium, OFFICE6
1 orig., ready to serve; obliging
2 offering unnecessary and unwanted advice or services; meddlesome, esp. in a highhanded or overbearing way
3 in diplomacy, unofficial or informal
1 [usually pl.] something scoured off; rubbish; refuse
2 an outcast from society: usually used in pl.
Ogygian - 1843, "of great antiquity or age," from Gk. Ogygos, name of a mythical Attic or Boeotian king who even in classical times was thought to have lived very long ago. Also sometimes with reference to a famous flood said to have occurred in his day.
pl. 3i[a 5ModL, dim. < Gr omma (gen. ommatos), the eye, akin to bps, EYE6 any of the structural elements forming the compound eye of an insect, many crustaceans, etc.: each element is a complete photoreceptor in itself, having a lens, pigment, light-sensitive cells, etc.
O*nei`ro*crit`ic (?), n. [Cf.F. oneirocritique. See Oneirocritic, a.] An interpreter of dreams. Bp. Warburton. Addison.
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