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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: magnanimus, from magnus 'great' + animus 'spirit'

magnanimous

adjective
     
mag‧nan‧i‧mous
kind and generous, especially to someone that you have defeated:
a magnanimous gesture
magnanimously adverb
magnanimity noun [uncountable]

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