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magni-

1.
a combining form appearing in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “large,” “great”:
magnify.
Also, especially before a vowel, magn-.
Origin
< Latin, combining form of magnus
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Word Origin and History for magni-

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

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