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fardel

[fahr-dl]
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noun Archaic.
  1. a bundle; burden.

Origin of fardel

1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Old Provençal, equivalent to fard(a) bundle (≪ Arabic fardah load) + -el < Latin -ellus; see -elle
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fardel

noun
  1. archaic a bundle or burden

Word Origin

C13: from Old French farde, ultimately from Arabic fardah
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Word Origin and History for fardel

n.

"bundle, burden," c.1300, from Old French fardel (13c., Modern French fardeau) "parcel, package, small pack," diminutive of farde, perhaps from Arabic fardah "package."

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fardel in Medicine

fardel

(fär-dĕl)
n.
  1. A measurement used in genetic counseling to determine the penalty incurred as a result of the occurrence of a genetic disease in an individual.
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