- a combining form appearing in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “large,” “great”: magnify.
Also especially before a vowel, magn-.
Origin of magni-
< Latin, combining form of magnus
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Examples from the Web for magni
The monarch was incensed to find that Magni was capable of such display.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
Paul Barron Watson
Ingenii magni, memori singularis, nec minus Grce quam Latine doctus.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Ea fides vivificabit et consolabitur vos, quia Magni Regis estis legati.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
One advice I now will give thee: row hither with thy boat; let us cease from threats; approach the sire of Magni.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson
Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Haec sententia S. Alphonsi magni momenti est, et in ea solutio multarum difficultatum inveniri potest.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Word Origin and History for magni
word-forming element meaning "great," from Latin magni-, comb. form of magnus "great" (see magnate (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper