[ fahr-dl ]
/ ˈfɑr dl /
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a bundle; burden.
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Origin of fardel
First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French, from Old Provençal, equivalent to fard(a) “bundle” (ultimately derived from Arabic fardah “load”) + -el, from Latin -ellus; see -elle
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How to use fardel in a sentence
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|Frederic Seebohm
Seven years before 1592 this company performed mostly in the provinces, carrying their "fardels on their backs."Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592|Arthur Acheson
I shall sleep the sweeter for those fardels: and I count I should sleep none the worser if man laughed at me.In Convent Walls|Emily Sarah Holt
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|Anthony Trollope
Sir Thomas, as he sat there listening and thinking, unable not to think and not to listen, found that the fardels were very heavy.Ralph the Heir|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for fardel
/ (ˈfɑːdəl) /
archaic a bundle or burden
Word Origin for fardel
C13: from Old French farde, ultimately from Arabic fardah
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