Pronounced: ek-DIZ-ee-ast, noun

Notes: I don’t know this word

Yesterday’s word

The word oeuvre means “the complete works of a writer, painter, musician, or the like, taken as a whole”

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1800s

Background / Comments

Our word comes directly from French word oeuvre (work), which comes from the Latin word opera (work; effort). I think I’ve run across this word in the work of Peter Schickele – he created the fictional person of PDQ Bach and in one of the PDQ Bach pieces, I think our word is used (it has been quite a while since I’ve listened to my collection, and I’m not sure which work this is a part of).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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