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maniple

[ man-uh-puhl ]
/ ˈmæn ə pəl /
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noun

(in ancient Rome) a subdivision of a legion, consisting of 60 or 120 men.
Ecclesiastical. one of the Eucharistic vestments, consisting of an ornamental band or strip worn on the left arm near the wrist.

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Origin of maniple

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin manipulus sudarium, Latin: military unit, literally, handful, equivalent to mani- (combining form of manus hand) + -pulus suffix of obscure origin; perhaps akin to plēnusfull1
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British Dictionary definitions for maniple

maniple
/ (ˈmænɪpəl) /

noun

(in ancient Rome) a unit of 120 to 200 foot soldiers
Christianity an ornamental band formerly worn on the left arm by the celebrant at the Eucharist

Word Origin for maniple

C16: from Medieval Latin manipulus (the Eucharistic vestment), from Latin, literally: a handful, from manus hand
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