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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Many; much; multiple: multicolored.
  • More than one: multiparous.
  • More than two: multilateral.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from multus, much, many; see mel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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