Meaning and Origin
What does the name Magnum mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Magnum is of Scandinavian origin and means "the great".
- A large wine bottle."They passed the magnum to one another freely." [Sir W. Scott.]
- [Anat] A bone of the carpus at the base of the third metacarpal bone.
- A magnum pistol, or the cartridge such a pistol uses; as, he always carried a .44 magnum .
Etymology: Neut. sing. of L. magnus great
- [Firearms] Having a larger charge than usual for a cartridge of the same caliber; -- of cartridges for handgun; as, a .44 magnum cartridge.
- [Firearms] Designed to use a cartridge with a larger charge than usual for handguns of the same caliber; -- of handguns; as, a .44 magnum pistol.
- A large wine bottle for liquor or wine
From Latin magnum (“great”)
- (wine) A bottle size of 1.5 liters.
- (wine) A bottle of wine containing 1.5 liters of fluid, double the volume of a standard bottle.
- A firearm cartridge of a large calibre, often derived from a shorter, less powerful cartridge that uses the same bullet.
- A handgun that fires a cartridge of this calibre; chiefly a revolver, but rarely an autoloader firing an unusually powerful calibre.
magnum was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, French, and Latin