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opera ae, f

opus, service, pains, exertion, effort, work, labor: operam abutitur, qui, etc., wastes labor, T.: frustra operam sumo, take pains, T.: res multae operae, Cs.: operam exigere: praebere amicis: in eā (arte) plus operae consumere, bestow upon: impendere: polliceri, S.: insumere, L.: interponere, employ: quorum operā interfectus, by whose agency, Cs.: exstabit opera peregrinationis huius, i. e. literary activity.—A service, rendering of service: esse in operis eius societatis, in the service of the society: qui operas in scripturā pro magistro dat, serves as director: musis operas reddere, serve.—In the phrase, operam dare, to bestow care, take pains, give attention, serve, exert oneself: id dare operam, qui istum amoveas, T.: dant operam simul auspicio augurioque (i. e. student), Enn. ap. C.: dare operam funeri, attend: sermoni, listen: dilectu dat operam, is busied in, L.: dabat operam, ut Dumnorigem contineret, Cs.: dent operam consules, ne quid res p. detrimenti capiat, Cs.: id scire, T.—In the phrase, meā operā, through my means, by my agency: Non meā operā neque culpā evenit, T.: meā operā Q. Tarentum recepisti.—In the phrase, operae pretium, something worth the effort.—Leisure, spare time: de versibus, deest mihi quidem opera, I have no leisure: quae non operae est referre, it is not worth while, L.: si operae illi esset, if he had time, L.A day-laborer, journeyman, laborer, workman, artisan: nona, a ninth laborer (on a farm), H.: operae facessant: publice coactis operis: contentio cum operis conductis ad, etc., rabble hired.

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