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  1. opacousadjective


  2. Etymology: From opacus, itself of unknown origin; introduced in the 17th century.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Opacousadjective

    Dark; obscure; not transparent.

    Etymology: opacus, Latin.

    When he perceives that these opacous bodies do not hinder the eye from judging light to have an equal diffusion through the whole place that it irradiates, he can have no difficulty to allow air, that is diaphanous, and more subtile far than they, and consequently, divisible into lesser atoms; and having lesser pores, gives less scope to our eyes to miss light. Digby.

    Upon the firm opacous globe
    Of this round world, whose first convex divides
    The luminous inferior orbs, inclos’d
    From chaos, and th’ inroad of darkness old,
    Satan alighted. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Opacous

    ō-pā′kus, adj. Same as Opaque.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of opacous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of opacous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
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