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- "From many, one", or "out of many, one"
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One from many; one (composed) of many: the motto of the United States of America, as being one nation formed of many independent States.
From Latin, e meaning "out of" or "from" + ablative plural of the word plus (=pluribus) meaning "more" + ūnum, neuter of ūnus ("one"). (Wiktionary)