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Latin word maior comes from Proto-Indo-European *-yōs (Forms adjectives from roots, meaning "very" or "rather".), Proto-Indo-European *meǵa-, Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (Big, great.).

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Maior detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*-yōs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Forms adjectives from roots, meaning "very" or "rather".
*meǵa- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*méǵh₂s Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Big, great.
*m̥ǵh₂yós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*méǵh₂yōs‎ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Bigger, greater.
*méǵh₂yōs Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Bigger, greater.
*magjōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro)
maior Latin (lat) (medieval) a mayor: a leader of a city or town. Ancestors (in plural) Greater, larger.

Words with the same origin as maior

Descendants of *-yōs
magis magister magistratus malo prior prius priusquam
Descendants of *méǵh₂s
ingens magnus maius maxime maximus