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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish manilla (bracelet), from Catalan manilla (bracelet, armring); partly from Latin monīle (a necklace, collar), from Proto-Indo-European *mony- (withers, crest, mane); and partly from Frankish *mānili (moon-shaped ornament), from *māno (moon), from Proto-Germanic *mēnô (moon), from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month), related to Old High German mânili (moon-shaped ornament). More at mane, moon.

NounEdit

manilla (plural manillas)

  1. A penannular armlet, mostly in bronze, copper or gold, which served as a form of money or barter coinage amongst certain West African peoples.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

(hand) +‎ -illa

NounEdit

manilla f (plural manilles)

  1. (usually in the plural) handcuff

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

manilla

  1. Adessive singular form of mani.

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EtymologyEdit

From mano +‎ -illa, or more likely borrowed from Catalan manilla, itself a derivative of or from Vulgar Latin *manicla < Latin manicula, whence the inherited Spanish manija.

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NounEdit

manilla f (plural manillas)

  1. handle

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