[mag-nuh-nim-i-tee] /ˌmæg nəˈnɪm ɪ ti/

noun, plural magnanimities for 2.
the quality of being .
a act.
noun (pl) -ties

mid-14c., “loftiness of thought or purpose,” from Old French magnanimité “high-mindedness, generosity of spirit,” from Latin magnanimitatem (nominative magnanimitas) “greatness of soul, high-mindedness,” from magnanimus “having a great soul,” from magnus “great” (see magnate) + animus “mind, soul, spirit” (see animus). Probably a loan-translation of Greek megalopsykhos “high-souled, generous” (Aristotle) or megathymus “great-hearted.”


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