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  1. a combining form appearing in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “large,” “great”: magnify.
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Also especially before a vowel, magn-.

Origin of magni-

< Latin, combining form of magnus
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word-forming element meaning "great," from Latin magni-, comb. form of magnus "great" (see magnate (n.)).

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