noun, plural paths [pathz, pahthz, paths, pahths] /pæðz, pɑðz, pæθs, pɑθs/.
Origin of path
British Dictionary definitions for multipath (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for multipath (2 of 2)
noun plural paths (pɑːðz)
Word Origin for path
Word Origin and History for multipath
Old English paþ, pæþ "path, track," from West Germanic *patha- (cf. Old Frisian path, Middle Dutch pat, Dutch pad, Old High German pfad, German Pfad "path"), of unknown origin. The original initial -p- in a Germanic word is an etymological puzzle. Watkins says the word is "probably borrowed (? via Scythian) from Iranian *path-," from PIE root *pent- "to tread, go, pass" (cf. Avestan patha "way;" see find (v.)), but this is too much of a stretch for OED and others. In Scotland and Northern England, commonly a steep ascent of a hill or in a road.
Idioms and Phrases with multipath
see beat a path to someone's door; cross someone's path; lead down the garden path; least resistance, path of; on the warpath.