magni-, magn-; magna

(Latin: large, big, great; much, abundant)

demagnify (verb), demagnifies; demagnified; demagnifying
A reference to a lens, etc.; to make smaller.
Magna cum laude. (Latin term)
Translation: "With great distinction." 1. Magna cum laude is 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 an 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.
magnanimity (mag" nuh NIM i tee) (s) (noun), magnanimities (pl)
1. Great generosity or noble-spiritedness: Many people show much magnanimity by donating a lot of money to charity groups.
2. A generous, noble-spirited act: Jack’s father often showed magnanimity; such as, offering to take Patricia to school on rainy days instead of having her wait for the bus to pick her up!
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".
Generosity in behvior or feelings.
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magnanimous (mag NAHN uh muhs) (adjective), more magnanimous, most magnanimous
1. Pertaining to being very generous, kind, or forgiving: Mary’s supervisor, Mr. Deal, was quite a magnanimous man when he understood why she had come quite late to work that morning.
2. Etymology: from Latin magnanimus, "noble and generous"; from magnus, "great" + animus, "great-soul" or "big spirit".
Pertaining to being generous and unselfish.
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Relating to being generous in forgiving an insult or injury.
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A reference to being forgiving for another person's conduct.
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magnanimously (mag NAHN uh muhs lee) (adverb), more magnanimously, most magnanimously
1. A reference to being generous in forgiving an insult or an injury: Petra magnanimously accepted the stranger's apology who bumped into her accidently while they were walking on the crowded sidewalk.
2. Characterizing how someone acts without petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: The soldiers magnanimously treated their enemies with respect.
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.

magnate (s) (noun), magnates (pl)
Someone who has a lot of wealth and power; especially, someone in a big business or an industry: Tom, a newspaper reporter, went to a meeting to interview an oil magnate.
An important, wealthy, or influential person.
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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-.