(Latin: wealth, wealthy, rich [power, might; abundance, plenty])

copiosity (s) (noun), copiosities (pl)
1. An abundance or an overflowing supply.
2. Having plenty or a large quantity.
3. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words.
copious (adjective), more copious, most copious
1. Referring to something that exists in excessively large amounts; overly abundant: Henry had the bad habit of eating copious amounts of food.
2. Characteristic of having or producing a large quantity: The farmers in Tom's area had a copious harvest of corn last year.
3. Pertaining to the exhibition or significant numbers of something; such as, of thoughts or words: Lynn made a copious and effusive speech at her farewell celebration thanking and praising all the different people that had made her work as a teacher a success.
4. Etymology: from Latin copiosus, "plentiful"; from copia, "abundance, profusion, plenty"; from com-, "with" + ops, opis, "power, wealth, resources".
Descriptive of abounding in thoughts or words.
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A reference to something that is wordy.
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copiously (adverb), more copiously, most copiously
1. In an abundant manner.
2. A reference to being large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful.
copiousness (s) (noun) (no plural, usually only singular)
1. Having the characteristics of a more than adequate quantity or supply.
2. The state or quality of being copious; abundance; plentifulness; also, diffuseness in style, or manner, of treating a subject or topic.
copy (s), (noun), copies (pl)
1. Something which is made exactly like something else in appearance or function.
2. One of many identical specimens of something produced in large numbers; especially, something printed or published.
3. The written text to be published in a book, newspaper, or magazine, as distinct from visual material or graphics.
4. To do exactly what someone else does; to reproduce the work of another person.
5. Suitable source material for journalism: "As a movie star, she was good copy for journalists."
6. Etymology: from Latin copia, "plenty, abundance"; then from French copier from Middle Latin copiare, "to transcribe, to write in plenty"; and later came the particular meaning, "to write the original text many times".
cornucopia (s) (noun), cornucopias (pl)
1. A great abundance of something; a representation of a horn, used as a symbol of plenty.
2. A painting or other representation of a goat's horn overflowing with fruits, flowers, and vegetables; used to symbolize "plenty" or "prosperity".
3. Etymology: in Greek mythology, a goat's horn that filled itself with whatever food or drink its owner requested.

Some legends designate it as a horn of the river god Achelous, others as a horn of the goat Amalthaea. It is often represented as filled with fruits and flowers and has become the symbol of abundance.

cornucopian (adjective), more cornucopian, most cornucopian
Characterized by being an overflowing source of abundant products: "The Christmas season is a cornucopian time for store sales."
cornucopiosity (s) (noun), cornucopiosities (pl)
Like a goat's horn arrangement of profusion and abundance: "The term cornucopiosity represents the horn of plenty which was the goat Amalthea who nurtured Zeus when he was an infant."
inopulent (adjective)
Not affluent, wealthy, nor rich.
Magnas inter opes inops. (Latin term)
Translation: "Poor amid great riches."

Horace reminds us that general wealth in a society does not mean that everyone shares in it. So much for trickle-down economics.

opulence (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living: Paul was a person who possessed opulence as indicated by his riches and affluence.
2. Great abundance and profusion of resources: Ingrid and Richard have opulence or plenty of material things which they share with less fortunate people in their community.
A display of richness.
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opulency (s) (noun) (usually only singular)
1. Having wealth, riches, or affluence.
2. Having abundance, as of resources or goods; having plenty.
opulent (adjective), more opulent, most opulent
1. Characterized by an obvious lavish display of wealth, rich abundance, or affluence.
2. Possessing or exhibiting great wealth; being affluent; being ample; as, in richly abundant supply.
opulently (adverb), more opulently, most opulently
1. In a sumptuous and abundant manner.
2. Richly; with abundance or splendor.
Opum furiata cupido.
A frenzied lust for wealth. -Ovid

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; hyper-; multi-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; poly-; super-; total-; ultra-; undu-.