See also: Magis.

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Synchronically, 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.

Diachronically from Proto-Italic *magis, from Proto-Indo-European m̥ǵh₂-is from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂yōs.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

magis (not comparable)

  1. more
    eo magisall the more
    ac magisbut rather
    magis magisque (or) et magismore and more
  2. more greatly
  3. better
  4. rather

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: ma
  • Asturian: más
  • Catalan: més (more), mai (never)
  • Dalmatian: mui
  • Franco-Provençal: mas (but), més (more)
  • French: mais
  • Friulian: masse (too much), mai (never), ma (but)
  • Galician: máis
  • Greek: μα (ma, but)
  • Istriot: mai
  • Italian: mai, ma (but)
  • Mozarabic: mais, mas
  • Neapolitan: ma
  • Occitan: mai
  • Portuguese: mais (more), mas (but)
  • Romanian: mai
  • Sardinian: mai
  • Serbo-Croatian: ma
  • Sicilian: mai
  • Spanish: más (more), mas (but)


ReferencesEdit

  • magis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • magis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • immorality is daily gaining ground: mores in dies magis labuntur (also with ad, e.g. ad mollitiem)
  • magis in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • Dizionario Latino, Olivetti

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

magis pl (plural only)

  1. Alternative form of mages