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English

From Middle English symple, simple, from Old French and French simple, from Latin simplex (simple, literally onefold) (as opposed to duplex (double, literally twofold), from sim- (the same) + plicare (to fold). See same and fold. Compare single, singular, simultaneous, etc.

Asturian

Borrowed from Latin simplex.

Catalan

Borrowed from Latin simplex.

Chavacano

From Spanish simple (simple).

Esperanto

From simpla + -e.

French

From Old French, borrowed from Latin simplex.

Galician

Borrowed from Latin simplex. Displaced Old Portuguese simplez.

Old French

Borrowed from Latin simplex.

Spanish

Borrowed from Latin simplex.