the multitude

[ muhl-ti-tood, -tyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF the multitude
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WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French multitude (12c.) and directly from Latin multitudinem (nominative multitudo) "a great number, a crowd; the crowd, the common people," from multus "many, much" (see multi-) + suffix -tudo (see -tude). Related: Multitudes.

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