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 for multi-
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Many \Ma"ny\, a. & pron.
  
     Note: [It has no variation to express degrees of comparison;
           more and most, which are used for the comparative and
           superlative degrees, are from a different root.] [OE.
           mani, moni, AS. manig, m[ae]nig, monig; akin to D.
           menig, OS. & OHG. manag, G. manch, Dan. mange, Sw.
           m[*a]nge, Goth. manags, OSlav. mnog', Russ. mnogii; cf.
           Icel. margr, Prov. E. mort. [root]103.]
     Consisting of a great number; numerous; not few.
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           Thou shalt be a father of many nations.  --Gen. xvii.
                                                    4.
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           Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not
           many noble, are called.                  --1 Cor. i.
                                                    26.
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     Note: Many is freely prefixed to participles, forming
           compounds which need no special explanation; as,
           many-angled, many-celled, many-eyed, many-footed,
           many-handed, many-leaved, many-lettered, many-named,
           many-peopled, many-petaled, many-seeded, many-syllabled
           (polysyllabic), many-tongued, many-voiced, many-wived,
           and the like. In such usage it is equivalent to
           multi. Comparison is often expressed by many with as
           or so. "As many as were willing hearted . . . brought
           bracelets." --Exod. xxxv. 22. "So many laws argue so
           many sins." --Milton. Many stands with a singular
           substantive with a or an.
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     Many a, a large number taken distributively; each one of
        many. "For thy sake have I shed many a tear." --Shak.
        "Full many a gem of purest ray serene." --Gray.
  
     Many one, many a one; many persons. --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
  
     The many, the majority; -- opposed to the few. See
        Many, n.
  
     Too many, too numerous; hence, too powerful; as, they are
        too many for us. --L'Estrange.
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     Syn: Numerous; multiplied; frequent; manifold; various;
          divers; sundry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Multi- \Mul"ti-\, Mult- \Mult-\ [L. multus much.]
     A prefix signifying much or many; several; more than one; as,
     multiaxial, multocular.
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