What Does the Word Root MAGN Mean?

What Does the Word Root MAGN Mean?

In this video we examine 6 words with the roots MAGNA MAGNI MAGN, all related to the idea of something great, impressive, or large.

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The meaning of the word roots MAGNA/MAGNI/MAGN is: GREAT

Words with the root MAGNA/MAGNI/MAGN include:







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Definition: to make something appear larger than it is, often with the use of a lens or microscope

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Sentence example: This is a magnified image of the eye of a deer fly.

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Definition: to be large hearted, forgiving and generous, especially towards a rival a person of lower rank

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Sentence example: She was very magnanimous and gave her younger brother her last sweet.

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Definition: impressive, outstanding, beautiful, grand

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Sentence example: Many subway stations in Moscow are quite magnificent.

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Definition: a person of importance or great influence, often rich

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Sentence example: After the death of John F. Kennedy, his widow, Jackie, married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis in 1968.

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Definition: greatness in size, extent or position

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Sentence example: The catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, registered a magnitude of 7.0, followed by two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.9 and 5.5.

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1. a gun cartridge with a larger explosive charge than other cartridges of the same size
2. a large wine bottle with a capacity of two standard bottles

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Sentence example: In the 1971 movie “Dirty Harry”, Clint Eastwood plays the role of a San Francisco police officer who carries a Magnum revolver, the most powerful handgun in the world.

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When you see words with the roots MAGNA, MAGNI, MAGN, look for a meaning related to something GREAT.

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