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From Latin magnanimus magnus great meg- in Indo-European roots animus soul, mind anə- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin magnanimus, from magnus (“great") + animus (“soul, mind").
His heart was kind and his affections were strong; he was magnanimous and disinterested, simple and honest.
I must be magnanimous and truly great.
Sumner's last years were further saddened by the misconstruction put upon one of his most magnanimous acts.
A magnificent, magnanimous man; holding the reins of the world, not quite in the imaginary sense; scourging anarchy down, and urging noble effort up, really on a grand scale.
He is an invalid and an old man who must be forgiven; but he is good and magnanimous and will love her who makes his son happy.
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