fardel

[ fahr-dl ]
/ ˈfɑr dl /

noun Archaic.

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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British Dictionary definitions for fardels

fardel

/ (ˈfɑːdəl) /

noun

archaic a bundle or burden

Word Origin for fardel

C13: from Old French farde, ultimately from Arabic fardah
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Medicine definitions for fardels

fardel

[ fär-dĕl ]

n.

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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