opus


opus
opus (n.) 1809, "a work, composition," especially a musical one, from L. opus "a work, labor, exertion" (Cf. It. opera, Fr. oeuvre, Sp. obra), from PIE root *op- (Germanic *ob-) "to work, produce in abundance," originally of agriculture later extended to religious acts (Cf. Skt. apas- "work, religious act;" Avestan hvapah- "good deed;" O.H.G. uoben "to start work, to practice, to honor;" Ger. üben "to exercise, practice;" Du. oefenen, O.N. æfa, Dan. ève "to exercise, practice;" O.E. æfnan "to perform, work, do," afol "power"). The plural, seldom used as such, is opera.

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  • Opus — may refer to: Contents 1 Art and music 2 Publishing 3 Computing and technology …   Wikipedia

  • Opus — stammt aus dem Lateinischen (deutsch „Werk“) und steht für: Opus (Werk), die lateinische Bezeichnung für ein Werk, insbesondere eines Komponisten oder eines anderen schöpferischen Künstlers Opus (Band), der Name einer Musikgruppe, die Mitte der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • opus — (izg. ȍpus) m DEFINICIJA 1. sva djela nekog umjetnika ili znanstvenika gledana kao cjelina [Krležin opus] 2. glazb. naziv kojim kompozitori obilježavaju djela redom, kako su nastajala SINTAGMA opus citatum (izg. opus citátum) navedeno djelo, usp …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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  • Opus — Sn Werk per. Wortschatz fach. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. opus Werk .    Ebenso nndl. opus, ne. opus, nfrz. opus, nschw. opus, nisl. opus; operieren. ✎ DF 2 (1942), 259f. lateinisch l …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Opus — es la palabra en latín que significa obra. Puede referirse a: Música Opus, en música, alude a una obra concreta y numerada del repertorio de un compositor. Opus (grupo), grupo de música rock austríaco. Arquitectura Opus, tipo de elementos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Opus X — Studio album by Chilliwack Released October 1982 Recorded Spring Summe …   Wikipedia

  • Opus No. 1 — is a popular song, composed in 1943 by Sy Oliver, with lyrics by Sid Garris. The tune is often titled Opus One, or Opus #1. It has become a standard song in the swing, jazz and big band repertoire. The song was a big hit for the Tommy Dorsey… …   Wikipedia

  • Opus — может означать: Opus (группа, Австрия) Opus (звукозаписывающий лейбл) Opus (кодек) См. также Magnum opus Опус (значения) …   Википедия


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