1. in sixfold measure.

Origin of sixfold

before 1000; Middle English sexfold, Old English sixfeald. See six, -fold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. equal to or having six times as many or as much
  2. composed of six parts
  1. by or up to six times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for sixfold

Old English sixfeald; see six + -fold. Cf. Danish sexfold, Dutch zes-voudig; German sechsfältig, Swedish sexfaldig.

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