opulence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French opulence, from Latin opulentia.

Noun[edit]

opulence (countable and uncountable, plural opulences)

  1. wealth
  2. abundance, bounty, profusion
    • 1721, John Gay, A Panegyrical Epiſtle to Mr. Thomas Snow, Goldſmith, near Temple-Bar; Occaſion’d by his Buying and Selling the Third South-Sea Subſcriptions, taken in by the Directors at a Thouſand per Cent, published in 1733 in Miſcellanies, volume 3, page 239:
      There in full Opulence a Banker dwelt,
      Who all the Joys and Pangs of Riches felt;
      His Side-board glitter’d with imagin’d Plate;
      And his proud Fancy held a vaſt Eſtate.
    • C. J. Fox:
      The most meritorious persons have always … been removed from opulence.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

opulence f (plural opulences)

  1. opulence

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