English edit

Etymology edit

From Italian magnifico. Doublet of magnific.

Noun edit

magnifico (plural magnificos or magnificoes)

  1. (obsolete) A grandee or nobleman of Venice.
  2. (obsolete) A rector of a German university.

Translations edit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for magnifico”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /maɲˈɲi.fi.ko/
  • Rhymes: -ifiko
  • Hyphenation: ma‧gnì‧fi‧co

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin magnificus.

Adjective edit

magnifico (feminine magnifica, masculine plural magnifici, feminine plural magnifiche)

  1. magnificent
  2. marvellous, wonderful
  3. gorgeous, superb
  4. generous
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit


  1. first-person singular present indicative of magnificare

Further reading edit

  • magnifico in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin edit

Etymology edit

From magnificus (noble, august).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

magnificō (present infinitive magnificāre, perfect active magnificāvī, supine magnificātum); first conjugation

  1. to prize, esteem highly
  2. to praise, glorify, or extol
  3. to magnify (Ecclesiastical)

Conjugation edit

   Conjugation of magnificō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present magnificō magnificās magnificat magnificāmus magnificātis magnificant
imperfect magnificābam magnificābās magnificābat magnificābāmus magnificābātis magnificābant
future magnificābō magnificābis magnificābit magnificābimus magnificābitis magnificābunt
perfect magnificāvī magnificāvistī magnificāvit magnificāvimus magnificāvistis magnificāvērunt,
pluperfect magnificāveram magnificāverās magnificāverat magnificāverāmus magnificāverātis magnificāverant
future perfect magnificāverō magnificāveris magnificāverit magnificāverimus magnificāveritis magnificāverint
passive present magnificor magnificāris,
magnificātur magnificāmur magnificāminī magnificantur
imperfect magnificābar magnificābāris,
magnificābātur magnificābāmur magnificābāminī magnificābantur
future magnificābor magnificāberis,
magnificābitur magnificābimur magnificābiminī magnificābuntur
perfect magnificātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect magnificātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect magnificātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present magnificem magnificēs magnificet magnificēmus magnificētis magnificent
imperfect magnificārem magnificārēs magnificāret magnificārēmus magnificārētis magnificārent
perfect magnificāverim magnificāverīs magnificāverit magnificāverīmus magnificāverītis magnificāverint
pluperfect magnificāvissem magnificāvissēs magnificāvisset magnificāvissēmus magnificāvissētis magnificāvissent
passive present magnificer magnificēris,
magnificētur magnificēmur magnificēminī magnificentur
imperfect magnificārer magnificārēris,
magnificārētur magnificārēmur magnificārēminī magnificārentur
perfect magnificātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect magnificātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present magnificā magnificāte
future magnificātō magnificātō magnificātōte magnificantō
passive present magnificāre magnificāminī
future magnificātor magnificātor magnificantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives magnificāre magnificāvisse magnificātūrum esse magnificārī magnificātum esse magnificātum īrī
participles magnificāns magnificātūrus magnificātus magnificandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
magnificandī magnificandō magnificandum magnificandō magnificātum magnificātū

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

  • French: magnifier
  • Italian: magnificare

References edit

  • magnifico”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magnifico”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • magnifico in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Portuguese edit

Verb edit


  1. first-person singular present indicative of magnificar

Spanish edit

Verb edit


  1. first-person singular present indicative of magnificar