Etymology
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multinational (adj.)

also multi-national, by 1921, "comprising or pertaining to many nations," from multi- + national. Originally with reference to states; later (by 1960) to corporations and organizations. As a noun, short for multinational corporation (itself attested by 1956), one having branches, offices, etc. in many countries, it is attested by 1971.

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multilevel (adj.)

also multi-level, "having or involving several levels," 1952, from multi- "many" + level (n.).

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polysyllable (n.)

"a word of several syllables," 1560s; see poly- "many" + syllable. As a rule, a word of more than three syllables.

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polygon (n.)

in geometry, "a plane figure with numerous angles," 1570s, from Late Latin polygonum, from Greek polygōnon, noun use of neuter of adjective polygōnos "many-angled," from polys "many" (from PIE root *pele- (1) "to fill") + -gōnos "angled," from gōnia "angle, corner" (from PIE root *genu- (1) "knee; angle"). Related: Polygonal.

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polychrome (adj.)

"having or tinted with several or many colors," 1816, from French polychrome, from Latinized form of Greek polykhrōmos (also polykhrōmatos) "many-colored" (see poly- + chrome). As a noun from 1800, "work of art decorated in several colors;" by 1838 as "a fluorescent substance forming prismatic crystals." Related: Polychromic; polychromatic; polychromate.

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rhinovirus (n.)

one of a group of viruses that includes those which cause many common colds, 1961, from rhino- + virus.

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multifactorial (adj.)

also multi-factorial, "involving or dependent on a number of factors," 1920, from multi- "many" + factor (n.) + -ial.

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Abd 
element in many Arabic names, from Arabic (Semitic) abd "slave, servant," as in Abdallah "servant of God."
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Sheol (n.)
1590s, from Hebrew, literally "the underworld, Hades," of unknown origin. Used in R.V. in place of Hell in many passages.
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multipurpose (adj.)

also multi-purpose, "serving or intended to serve more than one purpose," 1906, from multi- "many" + purpose (n.).

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