What is the correct Esperanto word for the English word "opus"?

1. MUSIC - a separate composition or set of compositions.
2. an artistic work, especially one on a large scale.

Google Translate returns "opuso" as the translation for "opus", but I was not able to confirm on any Esperanto-related website so far. Other online translators returned "opus", "verko", and "laboro", so I am totally confused.

It would be awesome if an experienced Esperanto speaker could help.

Thank you very much.

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    A general remark: The languages we speak influence how we perceive the world and vice versa. For instance you may buy in a store, but I buy from a store. Single word questions are like asking what is "a store" in language X and assuming that everyone buys in a store. Providing context, what you want to express, gives you better translations. Translate ideas, not words. Commented May 13, 2020 at 6:53

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The word verko covers all artistic or scientific works. Usually that word is enough, but if you need to specify that it is a musical composition, you can use (muzika) komponaĵo (← komponi : to compose).

  • Thank you very much for the detailed explaination, Juha!
    – Cristian
    Commented May 13, 2020 at 17:03

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