magister

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See also: Magister and magíster

English[edit]

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Borrowing from Latin magister (a master, chief, head, superior, director, teacher, etc.), from magis (more or great) + -ter.

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magister (plural magisters)

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  1. Master; sir: a title used in the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority, or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts.
  2. The possessor of a master's degree.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From magis (more or great) + *-tero-. Compare minister.

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magister m (genitive magistrī); second declension

  1. teacher
  2. master; a title of the Middle Ages, given to a person in authority or to one having a license from a university to teach philosophy and the liberal arts

Declension[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative magister magistrī
genitive magistrī magistrōrum
dative magistrō magistrīs
accusative magistrum magistrōs
ablative magistrō magistrīs
vocative magister1 magistrī

1May also be magistre.

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References[edit]

  • magister in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magister in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magister” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to receive instruction from some one: disciplina alicuius uti, magistro aliquo uti
    • a teacher of rhetoric: rhetor, dicendi magister
    • a dictator appoints a magister equitum: dictator dicit (legit) magistrum equitum
  • magister in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magister in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • magister in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin magister.

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magister

  1. The possessor of the academic degree of magister, a historical equivalent of the doctorate (1479–1845 and 1921–2003)

Polish[edit]

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magister m pers

  1. magister (The possessor of a master's degree)
  2. master's degree (a postgraduate degree)

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magister f

  1. feminine equivalent of magister (The possessor of a master's degree)

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  • magister in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin magister.

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magister m (plural magisters)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Puter, Vallader) male teacher

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  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) scolast
  • (Sutsilvan) surmester

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