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From Italian magnifico. Doublet of magnific.


magnifico (plural magnificos or magnificoes)

  1. (obsolete) A grandee or nobleman of Venice.
  2. (obsolete) A rector of a German university.


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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 magnifico in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin magnificus.


magnifico (feminine magnifica, masculine plural magnifici, feminine plural magnifiche)

  1. magnificent
  2. marvellous, wonderful
  3. gorgeous, superb
  4. generous
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. first-person singular present indicative of magnificare

Further reading[edit]

  • magnifico in – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana



From magnificus (noble, august)



magnificō (present infinitive magnificāre, perfect active magnificāvī, supine magnificātum); first conjugation

  1. I prize, esteem highly.
  2. I praise, glorify, or extol.


   Conjugation of magnificō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present magnificō magnificās magnificat magnificāmus magnificātis magnificant
imperfect magnificābam magnificābās magnificābat magnificābāmus magnificābātis magnificābant
future magnificābō magnificābis magnificābit magnificābimus magnificābitis magnificābunt
perfect magnificāvī magnificāvistī magnificāvit magnificāvimus magnificāvistis magnificāvērunt, magnificāvēre
pluperfect magnificāveram magnificāverās magnificāverat magnificāverāmus magnificāverātis magnificāverant
future perfect magnificāverō magnificāveris magnificāverit magnificāverimus magnificāveritis magnificāverint
passive present magnificor magnificāris, magnificāre magnificātur magnificāmur magnificāminī magnificantur
imperfect magnificābar magnificābāris, magnificābāre magnificābātur magnificābāmur magnificābāminī magnificābantur
future magnificābor magnificāberis, magnificābere magnificābitur magnificābimur magnificābiminī magnificābuntur
perfect magnificātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect magnificātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect magnificātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present magnificem magnificēs magnificet magnificēmus magnificētis magnificent
imperfect magnificārem magnificārēs magnificāret magnificārēmus magnificārētis magnificārent
perfect magnificāverim magnificāverīs magnificāverit magnificāverīmus magnificāverītis magnificāverint
pluperfect magnificāvissem magnificāvissēs magnificāvisset magnificāvissēmus magnificāvissētis magnificāvissent
passive present magnificer magnificēris, magnificēre magnificētur magnificēmur magnificēminī magnificentur
imperfect magnificārer magnificārēris, magnificārēre magnificārētur magnificārēmur magnificārēminī magnificārentur
perfect magnificātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect magnificātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present magnificā magnificāte
future magnificātō magnificātō magnificātōte magnificantō
passive present magnificāre magnificāminī
future magnificātor magnificātor magnificantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives magnificāre magnificāvisse magnificātūrum esse magnificārī magnificātum esse magnificātum īrī
participles magnificāns magnificātūrus magnificātus magnificandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
magnificandī magnificandō magnificandum magnificandō magnificātum magnificātū

Related terms[edit]


  • English: magnify
  • French: magnifier
  • Italian: magnificare


  • magnifico in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magnifico in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magnifico in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette




  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of magnificar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of magnificar.