suffix Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -feald; akin to Old High German -falt -fold, Latin -plex, -plus, Old English fealdan 1. multiplied by (a specified number) ; times — in adjectives <
a sixfold increase
and adverbs <
repay you tenfold
2. having (so many) parts <
threefold aspect of the problem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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