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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

From French _abstrus_ or its source, Latin _abstrūsus_ (“hidden, concealed”), the perfect passive participle of _abstrūdō_ (“conceal, to push away”), itself from _ab_, _abs_ (“away”) + _trūdō_ (“thrust, push”). Cognate with German _abstrus_.

From French abstrus or its source, Latin abstrūsus (hidden, concealed), the perfect passive participle of abstrūdō (conceal, to push away), itself from ab, abs (away) + trūdō (thrust, push). Cognate with German abstrus.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˈstruːs/ * (US) IPA(key): /æbˈstrus/, /əbˈstrus/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

ABSTRUSE (_comparative_ ABSTRUSER _or_ MORE ABSTRUSE, _superlative_ ABSTRUSEST _or_ MOST ABSTRUSE) * (obsolete) Concealed or hidden out of the way; secret. [Attested from the late 16th century until the mid 18th century.] * 1612, Thomas Shelton (translator), Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish author), _The History of the Valorous and Wittie Knight-Errant Don-Quixote of the Mancha_, Part 4, Chapter 15, page 500: O who is he that could carrie newes to our olde father, that thou wert but aliue, although thou wert hidden in the most ABSTRUSE dungeons of Barbarie; for his riches, my brothers and mine would fetch thee from thence. * 1667, John Milton, _Paradise Lost_: The eternal eye whose sight discerns ABSTRUSEST thoughts. * Difficult to comprehend or understand; recondite; obscure; esoteric. [First attested in the late 16th century.] * 1548, Bishop John Hooper, _A Declaration of the Ten Holy Comaundementes of Almygthye God_, Chapter 17 Curiosity, Page 218: ...at the end of his cogitacions, fyndithe more ABSTRUSE, and doutfull obiections then at the beginning... * 1748, David Hume, _Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral._ London: Oxford University Press, 1973. 13. It is certain that the easy and obvious philosophy will always, with the generality of mankind, have the preference above the accurate and ABSTRUSE; * 1855, Henry Hart Milman, _History of Latin Christianity_: Profound and ABSTRUSE topics. USAGE NOTES * More abstruse and most abstruse are the preferred forms over abstruser and abstrusest. DERIVED TERMS * abstrusely * abstruseness RELATED TERMS * abstrude * abstrusion TRANSLATIONS

abstruse (comparative abstruser or more abstruse, superlative abstrusest or most abstruse)

  1. (obsolete) Concealed or hidden out of the way; secret. [Attested from the late 16th century until the mid 18th century.]
  2. Difficult to comprehend or understand; recondite; obscure; esoteric. [First attested in the late 16th century.]

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), _The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary_, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10 * ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), _Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged_ (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8 * ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), _The Random House College Dictionary_ (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 7

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 10
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 8
  3. ^ Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 7

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* abstruse in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * abstruse in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Que a categoria em FRENCH - ADJECTIVE
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French - Adjective

ABSTRUSE f * feminine form of _abstrus_

abstruse f

  1. feminine form of abstrus

Que a categoria em FRENCH - ANAGRAMS
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French - Anagrams

* arbustes

Que a categoria em GERMAN - ADJECTIVE
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German - Adjective

ABSTRUSE * inflected form of _abstrus_

abstruse

  1. inflected form of abstrus

Que a categoria em LATIN - PARTICIPLE
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Latin - Participle

ABSTRŪSE * vocative masculine singular of _abstrūsus_

abstrūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of abstrūsus


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