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Daemon
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copious

(adjective) Yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply.

Synonyms: plenteous, ample, rich

Usage: I brought copious provisions for our camping trip, so even if we don't catch any fish, we'll have plenty to eat.
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The West has offered copious amounts of sympathy for the unspeakable suffering of the Syrian people, but it has done very little to stop it.
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Copious means plentiful. another meaning is dense.
John J. Gerhardt
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:22:36 PM
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A word often read but seldom personally used.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:08:02 PM

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copious (adj.)
mid-14c., from Latin copiosus "plentiful," from copia "an abundance, ample supply, profusion, plenty," from com- "with" (see com-) + ops (genitive opis) "power, wealth, resources," from PIE root *op- (1) "to work, produce in abundance," (see opus). Related: Copiously.

cornucopia (n.)
c.1500, from Late Latin cornucopia, from Latin cornu copiae "horn of plenty," originally the horn of the goat Amalthea, who nurtured the infant Zeus. See horn (n.) and copious.

opus (n.)
"a work, composition," especially a musical one, 1809, from Latin opus "a work, labor, exertion" (source of Italian opera, French oeuvre, Spanish obra),
from PIE root *op- (1) "to work, produce in abundance" (Germanic *ob-) "to work, produce in abundance," originally of agriculture later extended to religious acts
(cognates:
Sanskrit apas- "work, religious act;"
Avestan hvapah- "good deed;"
Old High German uoben "to start work, to practice, to honor;"
German üben "to exercise, practice;"
Dutch oefenen,
Old Norse æfa, [and modern Icelandic]
Danish øve "to exercise, practice;"
Old English æfnan "to perform, work, do," afol "power").
The plural, seldom used as such, is opera.


Just because I fancied a bit of a linguistic trip! Whistle
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:33:04 PM

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In poetry:

And likewise Mary Magdalene,
Though long a most notorious quean,
Was, for the copious tears she shed,
By thy all-gracious favour fre'd.

"Lamentation Of A Sinner" by Rees Prichard
monamagda
Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:41:04 PM

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In literature:

Ulpian has also exercised a great influence on modern jurisprudence from the copious extracts of his writings in the Digest.

"Beacon Lights of History, Volume III" by John Lord
monamagda
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The Sonoma County of Italy has gorgeous countryside, top cuisine and copious Prosecco just two hours north of the canals.

hollywoodreporter.com
walirlan
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In the copious acknowledgements to the novel, he does offer her a better role than that of a litigant.

I smoke copious amounts to demonstrate my expertise.

The popularity of this word is quite big according to Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

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