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Magnus

Magnus

See also: magnus and Magnús

English

Proper noun

Magnus

  1. A male given name of mostly Scottish usage.

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Danish

Proper noun

Magnus

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Magnus.

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References

  • Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 16 274 males with the given name Magnus have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 2000s decade. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Estonian

Proper noun

Magnus

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Magnus.

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Faroese

Proper noun

Magnus m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes

Patronymics

  • son of Magnus: Magnusarson or Magnusson
  • daughter of Magnus: Magnusardóttir or Magnusdóttir

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Magnus
Accusative Magnus
Dative Magnusi
Genitive Magnusar, Magnus

German

Etymology

From Latin magnus (great).

Proper noun

Magnus

  1. A male given name, common especially in southern Germany. Here sometimes shortened to Mang.

References


Norwegian

Etymology

From Latin magnus (great). Royal name in Norway since the 11th century.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑŋnʉs/, [ˈmɑŋːnʉs]

Proper noun

Magnus

  1. A male given name.

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See also

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 342 males with the given name Magnus living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish

Etymology

From Latin magnus (great). First recorded as a given name in Sweden in the 12th century.

Proper noun

Magnus

  1. A male given name.

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References

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 73 680 males with the given name Magnus living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

magnus

magnus

See also: Magnus and Magnús

Latin

Adjective

magnus m (feminine magna, neuter magnum); first/second declension

  1. large, big
  2. great
    Carolus Magnus - Charlemagne - Charles the Great
    Magna Britannia - Great Britain
    Mare magnum - Great sea
  3. important
  4. loud

Inflection

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative magnus magna magnum magnī magnae magna
genitive magnī magnae magnī magnōrum magnārum magnōrum
dative magnō magnō magnīs
accusative magnum magnam magnum magnōs magnās magna
ablative magnō magnā magnō magnīs
vocative magne magna magnum magnī magnae magna

This adjective has irregular comparative and superlative degrees.

Usage notes

  • Different dictionaries give different vowel lengths. Some have magnus, mājor/māior, maximus, others have māgnus, mājor/māior, māximus.

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Descendants

References

  • magnus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magnus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • MAGNUS in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), “magnus”, in Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a storm accompanied by heavy claps of thunder: tempestas cum magno fragore (caeli) tonitribusque (Liv. 1. 16)
    • with many tears: magno cum fletu
    • cogent, decisive reasons: magnae (graves) necessariae causae
    • important results are often produced by trivial causes: ex parvis saepe magnarum rerum momenta pendent
    • to be of great (no) importance: magni (nullius) momenti esse
    • to have considerable influence on a question: magnam vim habere ad aliquid
    • his crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is..: ad felicitatem (magnus) cumulus accedit ex aliqua re
    • his crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is..: aliquid felicitatem magno cumulo auget
    • to entreat earnestly; to make urgent requests: magno opere, vehementer, etiam atque etiam rogare aliquem
    • to be influenced by, to yield to urgent (abject) entreaty: magnis (infimis) precibus moveri
    • to possess great authority; to be an influential person: magna auctoritate esse
    • to possess great authority; to be an influential person: magna auctoritas est in aliquo
    • to have great influence with a person; to have considerable weight: magna auctoritas alicuius est apud aliquem
    • to leave a great reputation behind one: magnam sui famam relinquere
    • it is a great undertaking to..: magnum negotium est c. Inf.
    • to be magnanimous, broad-minded: magno animo esse
    • a man of ability: vir magno ingenio, ingeniosus
    • a man of ability: vir magno ingenio praeditus
    • to be in gross error, seriously misled: magno errore teneri
    • to be in gross error, seriously misled: in magno errore versari
    • a thing which is rather (very) dubious: quod aliquam (magnam) dubitationem habet (Leg. Agr. 1. 4. 11)
    • to be busy with ambitious projects: magna moliri
    • to have a high object in view; to be ambitious: magna sibi proponere or magna spectare
    • to have had great experience in a thing: magnum usum in aliqua re habere
    • to pass as a man of great learning: magnam doctrinae speciem prae se ferre
    • we expect a great deal from a man of your calibre: magna est exspectatio ingenii tui
    • a weighty example, precedent: exemplum magnum, grande
    • a strong, striking proof: argumentum firmum, magnum
    • a strong, loud voice: vox magna, clara (Sulla 10. 30)
    • to shout at the top of one's voice: magna voce clamare
    • it is a difficult point, disputed question: magna quaestio est (followed by an indirect question)
    • to my sorrow: cum magno meo dolore
    • to undergo severe trouble, trials: magnum luctum haurire (without ex-)
    • to be haughty: magnos spiritus sibi sumere (B. G. 1. 33)
    • I have great hopes that..: magna me spes tenet (with Acc. c. Inf.) (Tusc. 1. 41. 97)
    • some one is the object of much admiration: magna est admiratio alicuius
    • we are united by many mutual obligations: multa et magna inter nos officia intercedunt (Fam. 13. 65)
    • to buy dearly: magno or male emere
    • a thing costs much, little: aliquid magno, parvo stat, constat
    • much money: pecunia magna, grandis (multum pecuniae)
    • money is plentiful at 6 per cent: semissibus magna copia est
    • to incur debts on a large scale: grande, magnum (opp. exiguum) aes alienum conflare
    • a large force, many troops: magnae copiae (not multae)
    • veterans; experienced troops: qui magnum in castris usum habent
    • to possess great experience in military matters: magnum usum in re militari habere (Sest. 5. 12)
    • by forced marches: magnis itineribus (Sall. Iug. 37)
    • there was great slaughter of fugitives: magna caedes hostium fugientium facta est
    • with great loss: magno cum detrimento
    • much damage was done by this collision: ex eo navium concursu magnum incommodum est acceptum
    • (ambiguous) to be very rich; to be in a position of affluence: magnas opes habere
    • (ambiguous) to have a large income from a thing (e.g. from mines): magnas pecunias ex aliqua re (e.g. ex metallis) facere
    • (ambiguous) to perform heroic exploits: magnas res gerere
  • magnus in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray