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From magnus +‎ -i- +‎ -ficus.



magnificus (feminine magnifica, neuter magnificum); first/second declension

  1. great, noble, distinguished, eminent, august
  2. splendid, rich, fine, costly, sumptuous, magnificent


First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative magnificus magnifica magnificum magnificī magnificae magnifica
genitive magnificī magnificae magnificī magnificōrum magnificārum magnificōrum
dative magnificō magnificō magnificīs
accusative magnificum magnificam magnificum magnificōs magnificās magnifica
ablative magnificō magnificā magnificō magnificīs
vocative magnifice magnifica magnificum magnificī magnificae magnifica


  • magnificus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • magnificus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “magnificus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • magnificus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to study the commonplace: cogitationes in res humiles abicere (De Amic. 9. 32) (Opp. alte spectare, ad altiora tendere, altum, magnificum, divinum suspicere)
    • (ambiguous) (1) to speak vehemently, passionately; (2) to speak pompously, boastfully: magnifice loqui, dicere
    • (ambiguous) to prepare, give a feast, dinner: convivium instruere, apparare, ornare (magnifice, splendide)