Maius

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the name Maia, daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury, probably ultimately from a feminine suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (great).

Adjective[edit]

Maius (feminine Maia, neuter Maium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (chiefly with mēnsis (month)) of May
Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative Maius Maia Maium Maiī Maiae Maia
Genitive Maiī Maiae Maiī Maiōrum Maiārum Maiōrum
Dative Maiō Maiō Maiīs
Accusative Maium Maiam Maium Maiōs Maiās Maia
Ablative Maiō Maiā Maiō Maiīs
Vocative Maie Maia Maium Maiī Maiae Maia

Proper noun[edit]

Maius m sg (genitive Maiī or Maī); second declension

  1. the month of May, May
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Maius
Genitive Maiī
Maī1
Dative Maiō
Accusative Maium
Ablative Maiō
Vocative Maī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants[edit]
Unsorted borrowings

These borrowings are ultimately but perhaps not directly from Latin. They are organized into geographical and language family groups, not by etymology.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN
  • 2 Māius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Māius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2[edit]

An elliptical form of Maiusdeus (the great god”, “Jupiter), from maius (great, archaic form of magnus) +‎ deus (god).

Proper noun[edit]

Maius m sg (genitive Maiī or Maī); second declension

  1. great god (epithet of Jupiter)
Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Maius
Genitive Maiī
Maī1
Dative Maiō
Accusative Maium
Ablative Maiō
Vocative Maī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

References[edit]

  • Māius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Māius”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • 1 Māius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette