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"plenty" Latin root word
Pronunciation: "kor-n&-'kO-pE-&, -ny&-'
Function: noun
Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty
1 : a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance
2 : an inexhaustible store : ABUNDANCE
3 : a receptacle shaped like a horn or cone
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin copiosus, from copia abundance, from co- + ops wealth -- more at OPULENT
1 a : yielding something abundantly <a copious harvest> <copious springs> b : plentiful in number <copious references to other writers>
2 a : full of thought, information, or matter b : profuse or exuberant in words, expression, or style <a copious talker>
3 : present in large quantity : taking place on a large scale <copious weeping> <copious food and drink>
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin
1 : a mania for great or grandiose performance
2 : a delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur
.came from greek
Function: noun
Etymology: French macrocosme, from Medieval Latin macrocosmos, from Latin macr- + Greek kosmos order, universe
1 : the great world : UNIVERSE
2 : a complex that is a large-scale reproduction of one of its constituents
Function: adjective
: of, relating to, or being a diet based on the Chinese cosmological principles of yin and yang that consists of whole cereals and grains supplemented especially with beans and vegetables and that in its especially former more restrictive forms has been linked to nutritional deficiencies
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin magnanimus, from magnus great + animus spirit -- more at MUCH, ANIMATE
1 : showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit <the irreproachable lives and magnanimous sufferings of their followers -- Joseph Addison>
2 : showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind <too sincere for dissimulation, too magnanimous for resentment -- Ellen Glasgow>
Function: adjective
1 : great in deed or exalted in place -- used only of former famous rulers <Lorenzo the Magnificent>
2 : marked by stately grandeur and lavishness <a magnificent way of life>
3 : sumptuous in structure and adornment <a magnificent cathedral>; broadly : strikingly beautiful or impressive <a magnificent physique>
4 : impressive to the mind or spirit : SUBLIME <magnificent prose>
5 : exceptionally fine <a magnificent day>
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English magnates, plural, from Late Latin, from Latin magnus
: a person of rank, power, influence, or distinction often in a specified area
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin magnitudo, from magnus
1 a : great size or extent b (1) : spatial quality : SIZE (2) : QUANTITY, NUMBER
2 : the importance, quality, or caliber of something
3 : a number representing the intrinsic or apparent brightness of a celestial body on a logarithmic scale in which an increase of one unit corresponds to a reduction in the brightness of light by a factor of 2.512
4 : a numerical quantitative measure expressed usually as a multiple of a standard unit
5 : the intensity of an earthquake represented by a number on an arbitrary scale <a magnitude six earthquake>
Function: noun
: one million cycles; especially : MEGAHERTZ