from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Divided into a specified number of parts: fivefold.
- suffix Multiplied by a specified number: fiftyfold.
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- suffix Used to make adjectives meaning times.
- suffix Used to make adverbs meaning times.
Middle English, from Old English -feald, -fald; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English -feald ("-fold"), from Proto-Germanic *-falþaz (“-fold”), from Proto-Indo-European *-poltos (“-fold”). Cognate with Dutch -voud, German -falt, Swedish -faldig ("-fold"), Latin -plus, -plex, Ancient Greek -παλτος, -πλος (-paltos, -plos). More at fold. (Wiktionary)
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