magnum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnum (great)

Noun[edit]

magnum (plural magnums or magna)

  1. (wine) A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.
  2. A gun calibre larger than, or derived from, a smaller similar cartridge.
    • 1971, Harry Julian Fink, R.M. Fink, Dean Riesner, Dirty Harry
      I know what you're thinking — "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But, being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnum (great)

Noun[edit]

magnum m (plural magnums)

  1. (wine) A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.

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Adjective[edit]

magnum

  1. nominative neuter singular of magnus
  2. accusative masculine singular of magnus
  3. accusative neuter singular of magnus
  4. vocative neuter singular of magnus

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