See also: Maius


Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See maior (greater”, “larger), the comparative degree of magnus.




  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of maior


  • maius in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • maius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • maius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to exaggerate a thing: in maius ferre, in maius extollere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to overestimate a thing: in maius accipere aliquid
    • (ambiguous) to deteriorate: a maiorum virtute desciscere, degenerare, deflectere
    • (ambiguous) according to the custom and tradition of my fathers: more institutoque maiorum (Mur. 1. 1)
    • (ambiguous) what is more important: quod maius est

Etymology 2Edit

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Maius