- (Roman mythology) The twelve great gods of Roman mythology, namely Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, Vulcan, and Apollo.
- By extension, any illustrious or eminent group of people, not necessarily twelve in number; most frequently applied to writers of literature.
Etymology: deus, di magnus, maiores "greater gods;" deus "god" + maior "greater," comparative of magnus "great".
- the twelve Di Majores of Latin letters
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