magistral

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French magistral, and its source, Latin magistrālis, from magister (master).

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Adjective[edit]

magistral (comparative more magistral, superlative most magistral)

  1. Pertaining to or befitting a master; authoritative. [from 16th c.]
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 889:
      Toby opened the game with a magistral flourish.
  2. (obsolete, pharmacology) Sovereign (of a remedy); extremely effective. [16th-17th c.]
  3. (pharmacology) Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; opposed to officinal, and said of prescriptions and medicines. [from 16th c.]

Noun[edit]

magistral (plural magistrals)

  1. A sovereign medicine or remedy.
  2. A magistral line.
  3. Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico and South America.

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin magistralis, itself from magister.

Noun[edit]

magistral

  1. magistral line.

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

magistral

  1. main, arterial.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin magistralis, itself from magister.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

magistral m (feminine magistrale, masculine plural magistraux, feminine plural magistrales)

  1. magistral (relating to or fitting for a master)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin magistralis, itself from magister.

Adjective[edit]

magistral m, f (plural magistrales)

  1. magistral, magisterial

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