MEANING: adjective: Impressive in a dignified or inspiring manner; stately; grand.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin major (greater), comparative of magnus (large). Ultimately from the Indo-European root meg- (great), which also gave us magnificent, maharajah, mahatma, master, mayor, maestro, magnate, magistrate, maximum, magnify, hermetic, magisterial, magnanimous, magnifico, mahatma, megalopolis, and mickle. Earliest documented use: 1685.


MATESTIOUS - studying very hard to pass the examen for entry into the lycée

PAJESTIOUS - the father of all jongleurs

TAJESTIOUS - see here