Maxim

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See also: maxim and màxim

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916).

Noun[edit]

Maxim (plural Maxims)

  1. The Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.
    • 1928, Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War, Penguin 2010, p. 104:
      Again we went on, and climbed the false immensity of another ridge, when several rifles and a maxim opened upon us, and very close they were.
    Synonyms: Maxim gun, Vickers gun

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin saint's name Maximus, cognate to French Maxime and Russian Макси́м (Maksím).

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Proper noun[edit]

Maxim m

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Maximus.

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