magnum opus

Definition of magnum opus

mag´num o´pus   Pronunciation: măg´nŭm ō´pŭs
n.1.A great work of art or literature.
2.The greatest work or achievement of a particular artist, writer, or other individual.
Inspired by this milieu, [Max Stirner] wrote his magnum opus The Ego and Its Own, which was published in November 1844.
- Svein Nyberg (The Small Max Stirner Web Page, 1988 [http://www.math.uio.no/~solan/stirner/stirner.html]

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