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  1. Archaic. faithful; loyal.
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Origin of feal

1550–60; < Old French feal; see fealty
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Historical Examples of feal

  • Every body begins to feal the trip now, geting tiresome now.

    The Voyage of the Oregon from San Francisco to Santiago in 1898

    R. Cross

  • I feal very anctious about you this winter, and how you are a doing.

    Spinning-Wheel Stories

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Take the Pennyryal if you feal wimbly after a long spell of travil.

    Spinning-Wheel Stories

    Louisa May Alcott

  • They wont bight nor jaw back, but they feal az raw and kold az the yelk ov an egg.

  • They was eleven of us children and all when we came through and I feal interrested about my Brothers.

British Dictionary definitions for feal


  1. an archaic word for faithful
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Word Origin for feal

C16: from Old French feeil, from Latin fidēlis
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Word Origin and History for feal


"to hide, conceal," early 14c., a Northern English and Northern Midlands word, from Old Norse fela "to hide," cognate with Gothic filhan "to hide, bury," Old English feolan.

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"faithful," 1560s, from Old French feal, collateral form of feeil, from Latin fidelis "loyal" (see fidelity).

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