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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Magnanime, a. Also: -nyme, (-nimie). [e.m.E. -nyme (1523), F. magnanime, L. magnanim-us.] High-souled, magnanimous, noble of mind or conduct; nobly valiant, heroic. 1549 Compl. 1/2.
The immortal gloir that procedis … fra ȝour magnanime auansing of the public veil
Ib. 2/5.
Illustir princes, engendrit of magnanime genoligie & discendit of royal progenituris
Ib. 4/13.
His magnanyme heroique ande martial entreprise
a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxx. 86.
With magnanimie [Q. magnanimit] mynd
Ib. 90, 122. 1581-1623 James VI Poems I. 191/739.
Men of most magnanime spreit
Ib. 215/129. c1590 Fowler II. 129/11. 1594 Misc. Bann. C. III. 165. 1600 Colville Palinode 20.
His magnanime father
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI 92. 1609 Garden Garden 14. Id. Kings 18.

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