maggiore

See also: Maggiore

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Italian

AdjectiveEdit

maggiore (not comparable)

  1. (music) major

ItalianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin maiōrem /majjoːrɛ̃/, accusative case of maior, from Proto-Italic *magjōs, from Proto-Indo-European *m̥ǵh₂yós, from *méǵh₂s (big”, “great).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maˈd͡ːʒore/, [mädˈd͡ʒo̞ːr̺e]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: mag‧gio‧re
  • Rhymes: -ore

AdjectiveEdit

maggiore (masculine and feminine plural maggiori) (comparative of grande)

  1. bigger, greater
  2. biggest, greatest
  3. longer, longest
  4. larger, largest
  5. most important
  6. major
  7. greater than
  8. older, oldest
  9. most of

Usage notesEdit

  • The apocopic form maggior can optionally be used before singular nouns.

NounEdit

maggiore m or f (plural maggiori)

  1. oldest, elder
  2. major (military)

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