maniple [man-uh-puh l] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- (in ancient Rome) a subdivision of a legion, consisting of 60 or 120 men.
- Ecclesiastical. one of the Eucharistic vestments, consisting of an ornamental band or strip worn on the left arm near the wrist.
Origin of maniple 1400–50; late Middle English Medieval Latin manipulus sudarium, Latin: military unit, literally, handful, equivalent to mani- (combining form of manus hand) + -pulus suffix of obscure origin; perhaps akin to plēnusExamples from the Web for maniple Historical Examples of maniple
Among the most interesting of the finds were a stole and maniple.
J. E. Bygate
There stood the centurion at the head of his maniple, and raised his staff.
Others brought a cope of the colour of the day, with an amice, stole, and maniple.
The chasuble, maniple, and stole were all of the same material and colour.
Henry W. Donald
Amongst these we notice his stole and maniple and pectoral cross.
P. H. Ditchfield
British Dictionary definitions for maniple maniple noun
- (in ancient Rome) a unit of 120 to 200 foot soldiers
- Christianity an ornamental band formerly worn on the left arm by the celebrant at the Eucharist
Word Origin for maniple C16: from Medieval Latin manipulus (the Eucharistic vestment), from Latin, literally: a handful, from manus hand