Opus vs Pous - What's the difference?

opus | pous |


As nouns the difference between opus and pous

is that opus is a work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works while pous is a measure of length found in iron age europe and the ancient near east, considered the greek "foot" its exact value was variable, but was always one six-hundredth of a stadion.

opus

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A work of music or set of works with a specified rank in an ordering of a composer's complete published works.
  • Beethoven's ''opus'' eighteen quartets are considered by many to be the beginning of the Romantic era.
  • A work, especially of art.
  • The painter's last opus was a dedication to all things living, in a surprising contrast to all of his prior work.

    Usage notes

    The most common plural of opus'' in English is ''opuses''. Some people use the Latin plural, ''opera''. ''Opi'' is fairly common in the field of classical music, though mostly in informal contexts. The use of any of these three pluralizations may result in the speaker being corrected, though ''opi'' above all should be avoided in formal contexts. Outside of music, the word ''opus'' sees particularly frequent use in the expression ''magnum opus .

    pous

    English

    (wikipedia pous)

    Noun

    (podes)
  • A measure of length found in Iron Age Europe and the Ancient Near East, considered the Greek "foot". Its exact value was variable, but was always one six-hundredth of a stadion.