magnate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed into late Middle English from Late Latin magnātēs, plural of magnās, from magnus (great), mid 15th c.[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnate (plural magnates)

  1. Powerful industrialist; captain of industry.
    I have decided to become an oil magnate, after spending quite some time reading the dictionary definition of the word magnate.
    • 2014, Jennifer Hayward, The Magnate's Manifesto, Harlequin, →ISBN, page 2:
      With a suitable amount of life experience under her belt, she sat down and conjured up the sexiest, most delicious Italian wine magnate she could imagine, had him make his biggest mistake, and gave him a wife on the run.
    • 2015, Rod Judkins, The Art of Creative Thinking, Hachette UK, →ISBN:
      Sir Richard Branson is an English business magnate, best known as the founder of the multimillion-pound Virgin Group, which consists of more than four hundred companies.
  2. A person of rank, influence or distinction in any sphere.
    • 1839 November 2, “Brindley in Manchester”, in New Moral World, page 857:
      [] but there is not an illiterate Justice of the Peace, or rural magnate in the form of a country squire, that would not detect such a man as an empirie at once, if he rested his claim to such an appointment on the score of his scholarship.
  3. (historical) In medieval and early modern Italy, a member of a legally defined category of especially wealthy patrician families, often deprived of the right to political participation by republican governments.
    • 2006, Christine Shaw, Popular Government and Oligarchy in Renaissance Italy, →ISBN, page 152:
      Those considered politically dangerous could be excluded from office by declaring them magnates, while cancellation of magnate status was a mark of favour, a means of political patronage.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “magnate”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. ^ James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Magnate”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume VI, Part 2 (M–N), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 28, column 3.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnās.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maɲˈɲa.te/
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Hyphenation: ma‧gnà‧te

Noun[edit]

magnate m (plural magnati)

  1. magnate, tycoon, captain of industry

Further reading[edit]

  • magnate in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnāte

  1. vocative singular of magnātus

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin. Attested only in the plural in Middle English.

Noun[edit]

magnate (plural magnates)

  1. a high official

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maɡˈnate/ [maɣ̞ˈna.t̪e]
  • Rhymes: -ate
  • Syllabification: mag‧na‧te

Noun[edit]

magnate m (plural magnates, feminine magnate or magnata, feminine plural magnates or magnatas)

  1. magnate, tycoon

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish magnate, from Late Latin magnātēs, plural of magnās, from magnus (great).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mag‧na‧te
  • IPA(key): /maɡˈnate/, [mɐɡˈna.tɛ]

Noun[edit]

magnate (Baybayin spelling ᜋᜄ᜔ᜈᜆᜒ)

  1. magnate

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Further reading[edit]

  • magnate”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018