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opulence

[op-yuh-luh ns] /ˈɒp yə ləns/
noun
1.
wealth, riches, or affluence.
2.
abundance, as of resources or goods; plenty.
3.
the state of being opulent.
Also, opulency.
Origin
1500-1510
1500-10; < Latin opulentia wealth. See opulent, -ence
Related forms
unopulence, noun
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Word Origin and History for un opulence

opulence

n.

c.1510, from Middle French opulence (16c.), from Latin opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from *op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE root *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).

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