feal

[feel]

Origin of feal

1550–60; < Old French feal; see fealty
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British Dictionary definitions for feal

feal

adjective
  1. an archaic word for faithful

Word Origin for feal

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

"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.

adj.

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

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