- Manasseh,1742–1823, U.S. Congregational clergyman and scientist: promoted settlement of Ohio; congressman 1801–05.
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- a person who makes or sells cutlery
C14: from French coutelier, ultimately from Latin culter knife; see cutlass
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Word Origin and History for manasseh cutler
c.1400, from Old French coutelier (12c., Modern French coutelier) "knife-maker," from Latin cultellarius, from cultellus "knife" (see cutlass).
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