maniple

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From the Middle English maniple, manyple, manaple, from the Old French maniple, manipule (manipule in Modern French), from the Latin manipulus (handful”, “troop of soldiers), from manus (hand) + the weakened root of pleō (I fill).

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maniple (plural maniples)

  1. (rare) A handful.
  2. A division of the Roman army numbering 60 or 120 men exclusive of officers, any small body of soldiers; a company.
  3. Originally, a napkin; later, an ornamental band or scarf worn upon the left arm as a part of the vestments of a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, and sometimes worn in the English Church service.

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  • Maniple (military unit) — Wikipedia
  • Maniple (vestment) — Wikipedia

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