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The word mantle come from Latin. It stems from mantellum which referred to an outer covering of some sort. On it's way into English it started to become associated with cloak [source]. Dismantle would sometimes be used to mean disrobe.
Mantle as a covering explains why the layer of the earth is called such. A mantelpiece covers the fireplace. Alternative etymology claims that coats used to be hung over the fireplace to dry, hence mantelpiece.
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