magnus

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See also: Magnus and Magnús

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *magnos, from Proto-Indo-European *m̥ǵh₂nós, from *méǵh₂s ‎(great). Confer with mactus. Cognates include Ancient Greek μέγας ‎(mégas, big, large), Sanskrit मह ‎(mahá, great, mighty, strong, abundant), Middle Persian ms ‎(meh, great) (< *mas), (Persian مه ‎(mih)), Avestan [script needed] ‎(maz-, large), Tocharian B māka ‎(large), Hittite [script needed] ‎(mēkkis, much, many, numerous), Old Armenian մեծ ‎(mec), Old Irish maige ‎(great, large), Albanian madh ‎(large) and Old English micel (English much).

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magnus m ‎(feminine magna, neuter magnum); first/second declension

  1. large, big
  2. great
    Carolus Magnus - Charlemagne - Charles the Great
    Magna Britannia - Great Britain
    Mare magnum - Great sea
  3. important

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First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative magnus magna magnum magnī magnae magna
genitive magnī magnae magnī magnōrum magnārum magnōrum
dative magnō magnō magnīs
accusative magnum magnam magnum magnōs magnās magna
ablative magnō magnā magnō magnīs
vocative magne magna magnum magnī magnae magna

This adjective has irregular comparative and superlative degrees.

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