maior

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin māior, māiōrem.

Adjective[edit]

maior m, f (plural maiores)

  1. major, greater
  2. (music) major

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *magjōs, from Proto-Indo-European *m̥ǵh₂yós, from *meǵh₂- ‎(great) + *-yōs (comparative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

māior ‎(comparative of magnus)

  1. greater, larger

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, comparative variant.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative māior māius māiōrēs māiōra
genitive māiōris māiōris māiōrum māiōrum
dative māiōrī māiōrī māiōribus māiōribus
accusative māiōrem māius māiōrēs māiōra
ablative māiōre māiōre māiōribus māiōribus
vocative māior māius māiōrēs māiōra

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Noun[edit]

māior m ‎(genitive māiōris); third declension

  1. ancestors (in plural)
    Ergo illum, qui haec fecerat, Rudinum hominem, maiores nostri in civitatem recepterunt.
    Therefore Ennius, who composed these poems, although a man from Rudiae, our ancestors granted him citizenship.
    - Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio (Line 284)
  2. (medieval) A mayor: a leader of a city or town.
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative māior māiōrēs
genitive māiōris māiōrum
dative māiōrī māiōribus
accusative māiōrem māiōrēs
ablative māiōre māiōribus
vocative māior māiōrēs

References[edit]

  • maior” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese maior, mayor, from Latin māior, māiōrem, from Proto-Indo-European *mag- ‎(great) + *-yos (comparative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

maior ‎(plural maiores, comparable)

  1. major, greater
  2. (music) major

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