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    operose - langwierig, arbeitsreich, mühsam, beschwerlich

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    operose adj. - langwierig, arbeitsreich, mühsam, beschwerlich

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    Merriam Webster online:
    operose

    Pronunciation:
    \ˈä-pə-ˌrōs\
    Function:
    adjective
    Etymology:
    Latin operosus, from oper-, opus work — more at operate
    Date:
    1662

    : tedious, wearisome
    — op·er·ose·ly adverb
    — op·er·ose·ness noun
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    Wörterbuch: Deutsch-Englisch

    * langwierig [ˈ~viːrɪç] adj lengthy, protracted (a.

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    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
     
    operose
     
    SYLLABICATION:op·er·ose
    PRONUNCIATION: p-rs
    ADJECTIVE:1. Involving great labor; laborious. 2. Industrious; diligent.
    ETYMOLOGY:Latin opersus, from opus, oper-, work. See op- in Appendix I.
    OTHER FORMS:oper·osely —ADVERB
    oper·oseness —NOUN
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    Cassels German-English (hardcopy, not online)

    operose, adj. mühsam, beschwerlich,
    operoseness, die Mühsamkeit, Beschwerlichkeit
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    American Heritage Dictionary (hardcopy 1973)
    operose, adj. 1. involving great labor; laborious:
    "What an operose business it is to establish a government absoultely new." (Burke), 2) Industrious, diligent.

    operosely, adv., operoseness, n.
    Authormgc05 Mar 07, 11:07
    Comment
    Die ersten zwanzig Google-Ergebnisse für "operose" nur englisch: 1 als "mühsam", 3 als Eigenname und 16 als Wörterbucheintrag. Fazit: Nicht gerade gebräuchlich, aber ein muss für ein jedes Wörterbuch.
    #1AuthorMarco P05 Mar 07, 14:04
     
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