One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural opuscules, Plural opuscularare
A small or minor literary or musical work.
composition, work, work of art, oeuvre, piece, creation, productionView synonyms
- ‘Thomas wrote an opusculum dedicated to the question: what did Aristotle actually teach?’
- ‘Dietrich's De Ente Et Essentia which bears the same title as Thomas Aquinas' opuscule is indeed a work that gives much evidence of having been prepared as a kind of rebuttal to certain doctrines of Aquinas.’
- ‘Some notable instances are given in Professor Sir Rupert Cross's admirable opuscule, Statutory Interpretation.’
- ‘As it turns out, even the infidelities in this opuscule are fake.’
Mid 17th century: from French, from Latin opusculum, diminutive of opus ‘work’.
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