magni-, magn-

(Latin: magnus, magnum, magna; large, big, great; much, abundant)

demagnify (verb), demagnifies; demagnified; demagnifying
A reference to a lens, etc.; to make smaller.
magna cum laude
1. With great distinction: used with reference to a university or college graduating degree, diploma, etc., of a higher standard than the average (though not the highest). Also in extended use, (designating) such a degree or diploma.
2. The summa cum laude is the highest distinction, standard, or designation of a degree, diploma, etc.; that is, higher than the magna cum laude.
Magna est veritas et praevalebit.
Great is truth and it will prevail.
Magna est veritas et praevalet.
Great is truth, and it prevails.
Magna est vis consuetudinis.
Great is the force of habit.
Magna servitus est magna fortuna.
A great fortune is a great slavery.
1. Great generosity or noble-spiritedness.
2. A generous, noble-spirited act.
3. Etymology: "loftiness of thought or purpose", from Old French magnanimite, "high-mindedness"; from Latin magnanimitatem, magnanimitas, "greatness of soul, high-mindedness"; from magnanimus, "having a great soul", from magnus, "great" + animus, "mind, soul, spirit".
Very generous, kind, or forgiving.

Meaning of "noble and generous" is said to be derived from Latin components indicating "great-soul" or "big spirit".

1. A reference to being generous in forgiving an insult or injury.
2. Characterized by being free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: "They treated their enemies magnanimously."
3. A description of someone proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.
Magnas inter opes inops.
Poor amid great riches.

Horace reminding us that general wealth in a society does not mean that everyone shares in it. So much for trickle-down economics.

1. Someone who has a lot of wealth and power, especially anyone in business or industry.
2. A powerful or influential person; especially, in business or industry: "We went to a meeting to interview an oil magnate."
magnate, magnet
magnate (MAG nayt") (noun)
An individual having power, rank, and influence; often in a specific area of expertise: "Marcus was a magnate in the area of computer programming."
magnet (MAG nit) (noun)
1. A piece of iron or steel which produces an attracting power which draws smaller pieces of iron, steel, etc. to it: "Luis picked up the scattered nails on the floor by using a magnet."
2. That which attracts: "The seashore was a magnet for holiday vacationers."

The presence of the famed industrial magnate was a powerful magnet for other industrialists to attend the symphony fund raising event.

magnicaudate, magnicaudatous
Having a long tale.
Capable of being magnified or to be seen as bigger.
1. The apparent enlargement of an object as seen through a lens, optical instrument, etc.; specifically, the ratio of the apparent size of an image formed by an optical system to the perceived size of the object to the naked eye.
2. The amplification, enlargement, or magnified reproduction of an idea, event, etc. Also, a magnified reproduction of an object.

Related "big, large, great" words: grand-; macro-; major-; maxi-; mega-; megalo-.