manifold


manifold
{{11}}manifold (adj.) O.E. monigfald (Anglian), manigfeald (W.Saxon), "various, varied in appearance, complicated; numerous, abundant," from manig (see MANY (Cf. many)) + -feald (see -FOLD (Cf. -fold)). A common Germanic compound (Cf. O.Fris. manichfald, M.Du. menichvout, Ger. mannigfalt, Swed. môngfalt, Goth. managfalþs), perhaps a loan-translation of L. multiplex (see MULTIPLY (Cf. multiply)). Retains the original pronunciation of many. Old English also had a verbal form, manigfealdian "to multiply, abound, increase, extend."
{{12}}manifold (adv.) O.E. manigfealdlic "in various ways, manifoldly," from the source of MANIFOLD (Cf. manifold) (adj.).
{{12}}manifold (n.) in mechanical sense, first as "pipe or chamber with several outlets," 1884, see MANIFOLD (Cf. manifold) (adj.); originally as manifold pipe (1857), with reference to a type of musical instrument mentioned in the Old Testament.

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