Magnus


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Mag·nus

(mag'nŭs),
Rudolph, German physiologist, 1873-1927. See: Magnus sign.

mag·nus

(mag'nŭs), This form of the adjective is used only with masculine nouns (adductor magnus, plural adductores magni). With feminine nouns the form magna is used (cisterna magna, plural cisternae magnae), and with neuter nouns the form magnum (foramen magnum, plural foramina magna).
Large; great; denoting a structure of large size.
[L.]
References in classic literature ?
Peter Magnus dismounted, on the particular evening to which this chapter of our history bears reference.
Peter Magnus, when the striped bag, and the red bag, and the brown-paper parcel, and the leather hat-box, had all been deposited in the passage.
Magnus, 'I never knew anything like these extraordinary coincidences.
Peter Magnus drew their chairs up to the fire, and having ordered a bottle of the worst possible port wine, at the highest possible price, for the good of the house, drank brandy-and-water for their own.
Peter Magnus was naturally of a very communicative disposition, and the brandy-and-water operated with wonderful effect in warming into life the deepest hidden secrets of his bosom.
Peter Magnus, 'but partly wrong at the same time; try again, Mr.
Almost as he spoke a special train with one carriage took the curve of the line on their left, and, stopping, disgorged another group of policemen, in whose midst was the hangdog visage of Magnus, the absconded servant.
"Which is the inspector, please?" asked the man called Magnus.
Whether through exactitude in a foreign language, or in deference to his master (who had been somewhat deaf), Magnus's tones had a peculiarly ringing and piercing quality, and the whole group quite jumped when he spoke.
"Why on earth did you do that?" he asked of Magnus.
The tail of his sentence was drowned in the roar of the train as it went rocking and clanking; but through all the hell of noises to which that unhappy house was periodically subject, they could hear the syllables of Magnus's answer, in all their bell-like distinctness: "I have no reason to feel confidence in Sir Aaron's family."
I'll give you practical evidence," cut in Magnus, in his hacking accent.