magni, magna & magn
These ROOT-WORDS are MAGNA & MAGNI meaning GREAT. At first glance you may think this ROOT means the same as MACRO which also means GREAT & LARGE. But it is not so. MACRO usually refers to abnormal size or cosmic matters. A few words do use MAGNA for big money, whiskey boasting and such matters. But mostly the greatness of MAGNA is spiritual in quality - praise, excellence, religion, law, generosity and kindness.
1. Magna Charta : MAGNA Charta (mag na kart’ a) n.
The great charter of 1215 that gave liberties to the English
2. Magnanimously : MAGNA nimously (mag nan’ i mus lee) adv.
3. Magnate : MAGNA te (mag’ nate) n.
A man of great wealth
4. Magnify : MAGNI fy (mag’ ni fie) v.
Make great; intensify
5. Magnific : MAGNI fic (mag nif’ ik) adj.
Magnificent; made great
6. Magnificence : MAGNI ficence (mag nif’ i sens) n.
Splendor; richness; greatness
7. Magnitude : MAGNI tude (mag’ ni tyude) n.
Physical greatness; bigness; quality
8. Magnifico : MAGNI fico (mag nif’ i koe) n.
A person of high rank
9. Magnificative : MAGNI ficative (mag nif’ i kay tiv) adj.
Tending to magnify; to make great
10. Magnum : MAGN um (mag’ num) n.
Great, in size; a large bottle for wine
11. Magnascopic : MAGNA scopic (mag na skop’ ik) adj.
Using a magnascope
12. Magniloquent : MAGNI loquent (mag nil’ o kwent) adj.
High-flown, bombastic talk
13. Magnification : MAGNI fication (mag ni fi kay’ shun) n.
Enlargement, as seen through a magnifying glass
14. Magnificat : MAGNI ficat (mag nif’ i kat) n.
A song of praise
15. Magnanimous : MAGNA nimous (mag nan’ i mus) adj.
16. Magnanimity : MAGNA nimity (mag na nim’ it ee) n.
Quality of generosity and kindness
17. Magnascope : MAGNA scope (mag’ na skope) n.
A lens to enlarge the projected pictures
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