grandeur vs magnificence what difference

what is difference between grandeur and magnificence

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French grandeur, from Old French grandur, from grant (French grand), from Latin grandis (grown up, great).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæn.dʒɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.dʒʊɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.d(j)ʊɚ/, /ˈɡɹæn.d(j)ɚ/
    • Homophone: grander (one pronunciation)

Noun

grandeur (countable and uncountable, plural grandeurs)

  1. The state of being grand or splendid; magnificence.
  2. Nobility (state of being noble).
  3. (archaic, rare) Greatness; largeness; tallness; loftiness.

Translations

References

  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “grandeur”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

French

Etymology

Old French grandur, from grand +‎ -eur.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃.dœʁ/
  • Homophone: grandeurs

Noun

grandeur f (plural grandeurs)

  1. size
  2. (physics, mathematics) magnitude, quantity
  3. (astronomy) magnitude
  4. grandeur

Derived terms

  • folie des grandeurs
  • grandeur d’âme
  • grandeur nature
  • ordre de grandeur
  • Votre Grandeur

See also

  • taille
  • largeur
  • hauteur

Further reading

  • “grandeur” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Walloon

Etymology

From Old French grandur.

Noun

grandeur f (plural grandeurs)

  1. size


English

Etymology

From Middle French magnificence

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mæɡˈnɪfɪsəns/
  • Hyphenation: mag‧nif‧i‧cence

Noun

magnificence (countable and uncountable, plural magnificences)

  1. grandeur, brilliance, lavishness or splendor
  2. The act of doing what is magnificent; the state or quality of being magnificent.
  3. impressiveness

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.ɲi.fi.sɑ̃s/

Noun

magnificence f (plural magnificences)

  1. magnificence

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