Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

magn(i)-

Large; great.

[Latin magnus, great.]

Though several English words contain this form, it is not in active use. Examples are magnify, to make larger; magnate, a wealthy and influential person; magnanimous (Latin animus, soul), very generous or forgiving; magniloquent (Latin -loquus, -speaking), using high-flown or bombastic language. The Latin original is perhaps best known from Magna Carta, the Great Charter, signed by King John of England in 1215.

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