opium

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See also: ópium, ópíum, and Opium

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin opium and Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion), from ὀπός (opós, juice of a plant), from Proto-Indo-European *swokʷos (juice, resin).

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Noun[edit]

opium (countable and uncountable, plural opiums or opia)

  1. (uncountable) A yellow-brown, addictive narcotic drug obtained from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
  2. (countable) Anything that numbs or stupefies.
    • "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, . . . It is the opium of the people." - Karl Marx

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

opium n

  1. opium

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch opium, from Latin opium, from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoː.pi.ʏm/
  • Hyphenation: opi‧um

Noun[edit]

opium n, m (uncountable)

  1. opium

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

opium m (plural opiums)

  1. opium

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ὄπιον (ópion), from ὀπός (opós, juice of a plant), from Proto-Indo-European *swokʷos (juice, resin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

opium n (genitive opiī); second declension

  1. opium, poppy-juice

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative opium opia
Genitive opiī opiōrum
Dative opiō opiīs
Accusative opium opia
Ablative opiō opiīs
Vocative opium opia

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

opium c

  1. opium (a drug)
    Religionen är ett opium för folket.
    Religion is the opium of the people. (Karl Marx)

Declension[edit]

Declension of opium 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative opium opiet
Genitive opiums opiets

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