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Magna Mater

[mahg-nuh mah-ter]
noun Roman Religion.
  1. Cybele; Ops; Rhea.
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Origin of Magna Mater

From the Latin word magna māter great mother
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Word Origin and History for magna mater

fertility goddess, 1728, Latin, literally "great mother." See magnate + mother (n.1).

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