Meanings

1.
the amount
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2.
quite a lot
("eine Menge" - quite common in colloquial German)
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3.
the set, the aggregate
(in math)
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Word Family

Root: *menegh-

The core idea of this root was:

copious, a lot

It’s still alive in the German Menge and the English relative many.
The German word manche has shifted from “a lot” to “a few” and now means some.

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