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Latin word manipulus comes from Latin manus ("hand") and pleō (“fill”).

Manipulus etymology ?

Manipulus detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
manus Latin (lat) hand
pleō Latin (lat) to fill
manipulus Latin (lat) (historical, _, military) A maniple, a double company of soldiers employed in the Roman legions between the Samnite Wars and the Marian reforms (3rd–2nd centuries BC), varying from 60–120 men.. Handful, bundle. Team, troupe.