From Middle French magnifique, and its source, Latin magnificus.
magnific (comparative more magnific, superlative most magnific)
- (obsolete) Magnificent, splendid; illustrious. [15th-19th c.]
- 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.1:
- Dread Soverayne Goddesse, that doest highest sit / In seate of judgement in th'Almighties stead, / And with magnificke might and wondrous wit / Does to thy people righteous doome aread […].