magnes

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See also: magnés and mágnes

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnēs.

Noun[edit]

magnes

  1. Obsolete form of magnet.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
    • 1588, G[abriel] H[arvey], “[Greenes Memoriall; Or Certaine Funerall Sonnets.] Sonnet XVII. His Exhortation to Atonement and Love.”, in Fovre Letters, and Certaine Sonnets, especially Touching Robert Greene, and Other Parties by Him Abused: [], London: Imprinted by Iohn Wolfe, for Edward White, OCLC 84013514; republished as J[ohn] P[ayne] C[ollier], editor, Fovre Letters, and Certaine Sonnets (Miscellaneous Tracts Temp. Eliz. & Jac. I), [London: s.n., 1870], OCLC 907145924, page 77:
      Magnes and many thinges attractive are, / But nothing ſo allective under ſkyes, / As that ſame dainty amiable ſtarre, / That none but griſly mouth of hell defyes.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for magnes in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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magnes

  1. second-person singular present indicative of magner
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of magner

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μαγνήτης λίθος (magnḗtēs líthos, Magnesian stone), after Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), named after the Greek region of Μαγνησία (Magnēsía), whence came the colonist who founded it. In ancient times the city was a primary source of mysterious stones that could attract or repel each other, which were eventually named after it.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

magnēs f (genitive magnētis); third declension

  1. magnet, lodestone

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative magnēs magnētēs
Genitive magnētis magnētum
Dative magnētī magnētibus
Accusative magnēta
magnētem
magnētēs
Ablative magnēte magnētibus
Vocative magnēs magnētēs

Adjective[edit]

magnēs (genitive magnētis); third-declension one-termination adjective

  1. magnetic

Declension[edit]

Third-declension one-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative magnēs magnētēs magnētia
Genitive magnētis magnētium
Dative magnētī magnētibus
Accusative magnētem magnēs magnētēs magnētia
Ablative magnētī magnētibus
Vocative magnēs magnētēs magnētia

References[edit]

  • magnes in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magnes in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magnes in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • magnes in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • magnes in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magnes in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin magnēs, from Ancient Greek μαγνήτης λίθος (magnḗtēs líthos, Magnesian stone). Doublet of magnete.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɡnɛs/, /ˈmaɡnɛːs/

Noun[edit]

magnes

  1. (rare) lodestone (a magnetic stone that is an ore of iron)

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Polish[edit]

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magnes m inan

  1. magnet

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