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【magnum opus】在多语言下的意思、翻译、词源、用法、例句

英语(English)

词源(Etymology)

From Latin magnum opus (great work).[1]

发音(Pronunciation)

名词(Noun)

Examples

magnum opus (plural magna opera or magnum opuses or (nonstandard) magnum opi)

  1. A great or important work of literature, music or art, a masterpiece.
  2. The best, most popular, or most renowned achievement of an author or artist, representing their major life effort.
    The 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is widely considered to be George Orwell's magnum opus.
  3. (alchemy) The process of working with the prima materia to create the philosopher's stone.

用法注意(Usage notes)

The Latin plural magna opera may be preferred in some academic and literary contexts, in popular usage the English-style plural magnum opuses is more common. The plural magnum opi, although rare and likely regarded as incorrect in formal works, does see some use.

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来源参考(References)

  1. ^ The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [Fourth Edition]

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