See also: Maxim and màxim

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæk.sɪm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæk.sɪm/, /ˈmæk.səm/
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Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman maxime and Middle French maxime, from Late Latin maxima (axiom), noun use of the feminine singular form of Latin maximus (apparently as used in the phrase prōpositiō maxima (greatest premise)). Doublet of maxima.

NounEdit

maxim (plural maxims)

  1. (now rare) A self-evident axiom or premise; a pithy expression of a general principle or rule.
  2. A precept; a succinct statement or observation of a rule of conduct or moral teaching.
    • 1776, Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations[1], page 768:
      In every age and country of the world men must have attended to the characters, designs, and actions of one another, and many reputable rules and maxims for the conduct of human life, must have been laid down and approved of by common consent.
    • 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 1, page 42:
      It was impossible to imagine anything more cold or comfortless, while it was a task of no small dexterity to thread your way through the labyrinth of trunks, bandboxes, &c.; for it had of late years become a maxim with Lady Anne that nothing ought to be thrown or given away:...
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Etymology 2Edit

From Sir Hiram Maxim

NounEdit

maxim (plural maxims)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Maxim

CzechEdit

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NounEdit

maxim m

  1. (archaic) maxim[1]

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  1. ^ Attested in title:Casopis pro Katolicke Duchowenstwo 1845, title:Ruch 1888, title:Květy 1895, title:Rudé květy 1904, title:Pokroková revue 1908, title:Osvěta 1916, Hurban 1929, Brom 1982

Further readingEdit

  • maxim in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • maxim in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • maxim in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English maximumFrench maximumGerman MaximumItalian massimoRussian ма́ксимум (máksimum)Spanish máximo. Regarded as a shortened form of maxime.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /makˈsim/, /maɡˈzim/

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maxim

  1. most
    Antonym: minim

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French maxime.

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maxim f (plural maximi)

  1. maximum

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