magis etymology

Latin word magis comes from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (Big, great.), Proto-Indo-European *maḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *méga-, Proto-Indo-European *meg-, English Carolus Magnus, Latin -e (-ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.)

Detailed word origin of magis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*méǵh₂s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Big, great.
*maḱ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*méga- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*meg- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) great
Carolus Magnus English (eng)
-e Latin (lat) -ly; used to form adverbs from adjectives.
*m̥ǵh₂nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mag-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*magnos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Great.
maius Latin (lat)
magnopere Latin (lat) Earnestly, vehemently. Greatly, exceedingly.
magis Latin (lat) Better. More. More greatly. Rather.

Words with the same origin as magis

Descendants of *méǵh₂s
ingens magnus maior maius malo maxime maximus
Descendants of *maḱ-
magister magistratus
Descendants of -e
aegre aeque difficile latine longe minime plerumque