Origin of magnanimity
Examples from the Web for magnanimity
Yet, sadly, neither talent nor ambition cultivates prudence, wisdom, love, or magnanimity.Miley Cyrus's Smartest Tattoo
September 28, 2013
In this imagined West Bank, anything the Palestinians “get” will be a reflection of Israeli magnanimity, not Palestinian rights.Clinging to a Virtual Reality
Lara Friedman, Daniel Seidemann
May 10, 2013
They have claims on the magnanimity and, I may add, on the justice of this nation which we must all feel.
The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.The Devil's Dictionary
His mind was fraught with independence, magnanimity, and every manly virtue.The Letters of Robert Burns
But Olivia has such candour and magnanimity, that I must admire her!
With what generosity, with what magnanimity she speaks of Olivia in those letters!
Word Origin and History for magnanimity
mid-14c., "loftiness of thought or purpose," from Old French magnanimité "high-mindedness, generosity of spirit," from Latin magnanimitatem (nominative magnanimitas) "greatness of soul, high-mindedness," from magnanimus "having a great soul," from magnus "great" (see magnate) + animus "mind, soul, spirit" (see animus). Probably a loan-translation of Greek megalopsykhos "high-souled, generous" (Aristotle) or megathymus "great-hearted."