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fardel

[ fahr-dl ]
/ ˈfɑr dl /
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noun Archaic.

a bundle; burden.

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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 fardel

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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Medical definitions for fardel

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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