Manipulus etymology


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

Etymology of manipulus

Detailed word origin of manipulus

Dictionary entry Language Definition
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.