Pronounced: kuhn-STAY-tiv (alt: KON-stuh-tiv), noun/adj

Notes: Not a word I know

Yesterday’s word

The word operose means

  • done with, or involving, much labor
  • busy or industrious, as a person
First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

After seeing the definition, I was reminded of “opus” (work). In fact, our word comes from the Latin word operōsus (busy, active), from oper-, a stem of opus (work).

Published by Richard

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

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