many 英 [ˈmeni] 美 [ˈmɛni]
pron. 许多；许多人 adj. 许多的
- If you have a great number of refrigerator magnets, you have many of them. Many means "a lot of items."
- pron. 许多；许多人
- adj. 许多的
1. How many children do you have?
2. How many people came to the meeting?
3. There are too many mistakes in this essay.
- many (adj.) Old English monig, manig "many, many a, much," from Proto-Germanic *managaz (source also of Old Saxon manag, Swedish mången, Old Frisian manich, Dutch menig, Old High German manag, German manch, Gothic manags), from PIE *menegh- "copious" (source also of Old Church Slavonic munogu "much, many," Old Irish menicc, Welsh mynych "frequent," Old Irish magham "gift"). Pronunciation altered by influence of any (see manifold).
- many (n.) Old English menigu, from many (adj.). The many "the multitude" attested from 1520s. Compare also Gothic managei "multitude, crowd," Old High German managi "large number, plurality," German Menge "multitude."