magni nominis umbra

Latin quotation from Lucan

mag·​ni no·​mi·​nis um·​bra ˌmäg-nē-ˌnō-mi-nis-ˈu̇m-brä How to pronounce magni nominis umbra (audio)
: the shadow of a great name : one whose early greatness has been attenuated

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“Magni nominis umbra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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