opusculum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin opusculum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊˈpʌs.kjuː.ləm/
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  • Hyphenation: o‧pus‧cu‧lum

Noun[edit]

opusculum (plural opuscula)

  1. An opuscule; a short work.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

opus (work, labor) +‎ -culus (diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

opusculum n (genitive opusculī); second declension

  1. Diminutive of opus
    1. a minor work, (especially) of literature
      1. (understatement) as a modest description of a large literary work
    2. (New Latin) an article (also in a periodical); an entry

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative opusculum opuscula
Genitive opusculī opusculōrum
Dative opusculō opusculīs
Accusative opusculum opuscula
Ablative opusculō opusculīs
Vocative opusculum opuscula

Descendants[edit]

  • English: opuscule
  • French: opuscule
  • Italian: opuscolo
  • Piedmontese: opùscol
  • Spanish: opúsculo

Further reading[edit]

  • opusculum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • opusculum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • opusculum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • opusculum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette