opake

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English opake, from Latin opacus (shaded, shady, dark) (of unknown origin), later reinforced from Middle French opaque.

Adjective[edit]

opake (comparative more opake, superlative most opake)

  1. Alternative form of opaque.
    • 1969, Douglas McKie, [1], edition Digitized, Science, Harvard Univ. Press, published 2007, page 187:
      The artificial marble made here is made in the common way with Gypsum Lime and other materials and the artist who is an Italian calls himself a Scagliolist (Scagliola being their name for Gypsum or works in Gypsum) he imitates some of the opake and coloured marbles ...

Dutch[edit]

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opake

  1. Inflected form of opaak

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

opake

  1. inflected form of opak

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opacus (shaded, shady, dark) (of unknown origin), later reinforced from Middle French opaque.

Adjective[edit]

opake (comparative opaker, superlative opakest)

  1. dark, shaded, unlit
    • c 1440, Palladius
      Summe haue hem grene ypuld, and stoon & all They honge hem vp in place opake and drie.