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OPT OPTATIVE OPTIC OPTIMATES OPTIMIST OPTIMUM
OPTIMUS OPTION OPUS OPUSCULE
~ OPT        DECISION from lat OPTARE           sug> ADOPT
             id+ | OPTION |
~ OPT~       prefix to denote DECISION          sug> DISECT
~ OPTATIVE   as in OPTION   more below          sug> RESECT
~ OPTIC      id+ | VISION |
^u           id+ | adVISE |
     note mix of ideas
     sp  VISTA    = SIGHT        sug> EYESIGHT
     gr  OPTIKA     SIGHT from   sug> EYE
         OPTICOS    same         sug> SIGHT
         OPTICUS    from         sug> OCULAR
         OPSOMAI    SHALL SEE    sug> VISTA
     biol> med> OPTIC NERVE or SECOND CRANIAL NERVE
                IS STRICTLY SPEAKING AN EXTENSION
     OF THE BRAIN RATHER THAN A NERVE
     THE OPTIC OR VISUAL "NERVE" IS
     PURELY SENSORY in contrast to the
     OCULOMOTOR or THIRD CRANIAL NERVE WHICH IS
     PURELY MOTOR while other NERVES MAY BE
     SENSORY AND MOTOR or SENSORYMOTOR
     consider OCULAR OCULIST  OPHTHALMOLOGIST
     ply> |  AN ADOPTION IS A GREAT OPUS CALLING FOR
             OPTIMISM and OPTATIVE OPTIMAL OPTICS |
~ OPTIMATES  hx> A ROMAN SOCIAL CLASS  sug> CASTE
                 lat OPTIMATES opp to POPULARIS
     THE OPITIMATES FELT TO BE THE BEST MEN BY BIRTH
     THEY CLAIMED SUPERIOR SOCIAL AND MORAL QUALITIES
     GAIUS GRACCHUS [#] PASSED LEGISLATION TO CHECK SUCH
     OLIGARCHY BY BIRTH AND CREATE A NEW CLASS or
     EQUITES                 sug> EQUITABLE EQUESTRIAN
     LATER THE POPULARIS CHALLENGED THE ASSOCIATION OF
             BIRTH RANK TO MERIT      sug> POPULAR  POPULARITY
~ OPTIMIST   hx> Baron von Gottfried W LEIBNITZ [#] 1646-1716
                 proposed and others followed his view that
     THE WORLD AS IS
     IS THE BEST POSSIBLE              sug> EVOLUTION
     id+  | A BELIEF IN THAT WHICH EXISTS IS THE BEST |
     id+  | BELIEF THAT GOOD PREVAILS ultimately |
     ply> | OPTIC OPTMINISTS believe their
            VISIONARY VISION is OPTIMAL |
     ply> | OPTMISTS should remember the
            BLIND LEADING BLINDLY |
     sc>    LEIBNITZ ALSO WAS A MATHEMATICIAN AND SOME
            BELIEVE HE INVENTED THE METHOD OF CALCULUS
     lit+   "OPTIMISM PAYS" states Lance MORROW [#] in an
            article published in TIME of March 22 of 2000
            describing " Cultures Matter: How Values Shape
            Human Progress" by Jim Hightower [#]
~ OPTIMUM   BEST
~ OPTIMUS   see> OPUS
            lat OPTIMATES = BEST
     hx> ROMAN NOBILITY or ARISTOCRACY from
         ARISTA = " WHAT STANDS OUT "      <sug
     THUS FOR ACHIEVERS OF WORKS or OPUS MAKERS
     OFTEN EARLY ARISTOCRACIES WERE MERITOCRACIES
     myth> " OPTIMUS MAXIMUS " one of the
             Roman titles for JUPITER or ZEUS
~ OPTION     A CHOICE  ELECTIVE
             ply> | OPTIMAL ELECTIONS imply FREE CHOICE |
             lat OPTARE = TO DESIRE
             sp  OPTAR    TO CHOOSE or in sp OPCION
~ OPUS       id+ A CREATION BY WORK
                 IMPLIES SOMETHING PALPABLE or VISIBLE from
     lat OPUS OPUSCULE = WORK or COMPOSITION
         OPTIMUS         ACHIEVERS
     hx> in music OPUS abbreviated as
         OP denotes a MUSICAL WORK
     SUPPOSEDLY ENUMERATED IN CHRONOLOGIC ORDER BUT OFTEN
     MUSICIANS FAILED TO PROVIDE CLUES IN THIS REGARD  eg MOZART
            ply> OPTIMISTS OPT TO LET
                 OPTIONS LEAD TO AN OPTIMAL OPUS |
~ OPUSCULE  id+ | LITTLE OPUS or WORK |
            may imply DECLINE
  sp OPUSCULO = SUN DOWN        

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