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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Comparative of magnopere (much, greatly), adverbial form of magnus (big, great), built from its root + Proto-Indo-European *-is, zero-grade of *-yōs. Full grade in maior/maius.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈma.ɡis/, [ˈma.ɡɪs]
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AdverbEdit

magis (not comparable)

  1. more
  2. more greatly
  3. better
  4. rather

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: ma
  • Asturian: más
  • Catalan: més, mai
  • Dalmatian: mui
  • Franco-Provençal: mas ("but"), més ("more")
  • French: mais
  • Friulian: masse, mai, ma
  • Galician: máis
  • Istriot: mai
  • Italian: mai, ma

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

magis pl (plural only)

  1. Alternative form of mages