- a bundle; burden.
Origin of fardel
Related Words for fardelstransportation, shipping, carriage, consignment, shipment, payload, merchandise, load, lading, encumbrance, weight, wares, bulk, haul, conveyance, ballast, burden, contents, pack, fardel
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Historical Examples of fardels
He also bade them leave their fardels behind, as, if they tarried at York House, these could be easily sent after them.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Dye-stuff for white, turning to red colour, made up in fardels of fifty gautins malios, worth five to eight.
Then he made up his mind that the fardels must still be borne, and again went home to his lodgings.The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson
There were also holders of fardels or quarter-virgates, and half-fardels, or one-eighth-virgates, and other small cottier tenants.The English Village Community
It makes me shudder to think of Lamb's Essays being carted about as if they were fardels.The Journal of a Disappointed Man
Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
- archaic a bundle or burden
Word Origin for fardel
Word Origin and History for fardels
"bundle, burden," c.1300, from Old French fardel (13c., Modern French fardeau) "parcel, package, small pack," diminutive of farde, perhaps from Arabic fardah "package."
- A measurement used in genetic counseling to determine the penalty incurred as a result of the occurrence of a genetic disease in an individual.