See also: maius

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the name Maia, daughter of Atlas and mother of Mercury, probably ultimately from a feminine suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (great).

AdjectiveEdit

Maius (feminine Maia, neuter Maium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. (chiefly with mēnsis (month)) of May
DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative Maius Maia Maium Maiī Maiae Maia
Genitive Maiī Maiae Maiī Maiōrum Maiārum Maiōrum
Dative Maiō Maiō Maiīs
Accusative Maium Maiam Maium Maiōs Maiās Maia
Ablative Maiō Maiā Maiō Maiīs
Vocative Maie Maia Maium Maiī Maiae Maia

Proper nounEdit

Maius m sg (genitive Maiī or Maī); second declension

  1. the month of May, May
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular
Nominative Maius
Genitive Maiī
Maī1
Dative Maiō
Accusative Maium
Ablative Maiō
Vocative Maī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

DescendantsEdit
Unsorted borrowings

These borrowings are ultimately but perhaps not directly from Latin. They are organized into geographical and language family groups, not by etymology.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

An elliptical form of Maiusdeus (the great god”, “Jupiter), from maius (great, archaic form of magnus) +‎ deus (god).

Proper nounEdit

Maius m sg (genitive Maiī or Maī); second declension

  1. great god (epithet of Jupiter)
DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular
Nominative Maius
Genitive Maiī
Maī1
Dative Maiō
Accusative Maium
Ablative Maiō
Vocative Maī

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

ReferencesEdit