(rare) A handful.
Other Word Forms of Maniple
Origin of Maniple
From the Middle English maniple, manyple, manaple, from the Old French maniple, manipule (manipule in Modern French), from the Latin manipulus (“handful", “troop of soldiers"), from manus (“hand") + the weakened root of pleō (“I fill").
Middle English from Old French from Latin manipulus handful manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots -pulus perhaps -ful pelə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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