magnissimus

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

magnissimus

  1. (informal) superlative degree of magnus

Usage notes[edit]

The expected and usual superlative of magnus is maximus, but this alternative was used by the Latin grammarian Virgilius Maro.

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “magnissimus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • H. A. Strong (1918), "Notes on the Vocabulary of the Grammarian, Virgilius Maro", The Modern Language Review, 13 (1) : 96-98.