maius

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See māior(greater”, “larger), the comparative degree of magnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

māius

  1. nominative neuter singular of māior
  2. accusative neuter singular of māior
  3. vocative neuter singular of māior

References[edit]

  • maius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • MAIUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.maius”.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to exaggerate a thing: in maius ferre, in maius extollere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to overestimate a thing: in maius accipere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to deteriorate: a maiorum virtute desciscere, degenerare, deflectere
    • (ambiguous) according to the custom and tradition of my fathers: more institutoque maiorum (Mur. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) what is more important: quod maius est