1871, a word invented by Lewis Carroll.
[men-ee] /ˈmɛn i/ adjective, more, most. 1. constituting or forming a large number; numerous: many people. 2. noting each one of a large number (usually followed by a or an): For many a day it rained. noun 3. a large or considerable number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind. […]
- Many are called but few are chosen
One of the sayings of Jesus, suggesting that salvation is difficult to attain.
[man-yeer] /ˈmænˌyɪər/ noun 1. a unit of measurement, especially in accountancy, based on a standard number of man-days in a year of work.
[men-ee-fohld] /ˈmɛn iˈfoʊld/ adverb 1. by times; by multiples: The state’s highway expenses have increased manyfold in the past decade.