maius etymology

Latin word maius comes from Proto-Indo-European *méǵh₂s (Big, great.), Proto-Indo-European *maḱ-, Proto-Indo-European *méga-, Proto-Indo-European *meg-, English Maya, English Carolus Magnus, Latin Maia

Detailed word origin of maius

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
Maya English (eng) A female given name. used in India.. In Sanskrit, illusion; God's physical and metaphysical creation (literally, "not this"). A female given name. of modern usage. A member or descendant of these people. A Mesoamerican civilization that existed in and around Guatemala in the 4th to 10th centuries.. Any of the Mayan languages, such as Quiché and Yucatec.
Carolus Magnus English (eng)
Maia Latin (lat) (Greek god) Daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.. (Roman god) The goddess of growth after whom the month May (Latin māius) was named.. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Taurus. It is the fourth brightest star in the Pleiades cluster.. Maia, specifically:.
*m̥ǵh₂nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*mag-no- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*magnos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Great.
maius Latin (lat)

Words with the same origin as maius

Descendants of *méǵh₂s
ingens magis magnus maior malo maxime maximus
Descendants of *maḱ-
magister magistratus