See also: maxim and màxim

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EtymologyEdit

After the inventor Sir Hiram Maxim (1840-1916).

NounEdit

Maxim ‎(plural Maxims)

  1. The Maxim gun, a British machine gun of various calibres used by the British army from 1889 until World War I.
    • 1928, Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War, Penguin 2010, p. 104:
      Again we went on, and climbed the false immensity of another ridge, when several rifles and a maxim opened upon us, and very close they were.

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin saint's name Maximus, cognate to French Maxime and Russian Максим.

Proper nounEdit

Maxim m

  1. A male given name.

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