maior

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin māior, māiōrem.

AdjectiveEdit

maior m, f (plural maiores)

  1. major, greater
  2. (music) major

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LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • major (New Latin)
  • maiior

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *mag- (great) + *-yos (comparative suffix).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

māior (comparative of magnus)

  1. greater, larger
    Ergo illum, qui haec fecerat, Rudinum hominem, maiores nostri in civitatem recepterunt.
    Therefore Ennius, who composed these poems, although a man from Rudiae, our ancestors granted him citizenship.
    - Cicero: Pro Archia Poeta Oratio (Line 284)

InflectionEdit

Third declension, comparative variant.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative māior māius māiōrēs māiōra
genitive māiōris māiōris māiōrum māiōrum
dative māiōrī māiōrī māiōribus māiōribus
accusative māiōrem māius māiōrēs māiōra
ablative māiōre māiōre māiōribus māiōribus
vocative māior māius māiōrēs māiōra

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese maior, mayor, from Latin māior, māiōrem, from Proto-Indo-European *mag- (great) + *-yos (comparative suffix).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

maior m, f (plural maiores; comparable)

  1. major, greater
  2. (music) major

AntonymsEdit

Last modified on 18 March 2014, at 16:57