The multi-select options is a new control in the Dynamics 365 CE and have new features, however, the control is an option set, only a list of items that you can select more than one option.
the following is the documentation, I have not tested, but I think this could be applicable to the CDS and Modal Driven apps.
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Out of the box the Multi select field type in the CDS and Dynamics 365 CE are only working with Option Sets, and your escenario will be creating a entity with the values related or not related to the source entity, that will just list the options and make the relationships.
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