- a pack; bundle
- a burden; misfortune
Origin of fardelMiddle English ; from Old French ; from OIt fardello, diminutive ; from fardo, a bundle, pack ; from Arabic farda, a bundle, camel's load
- A pack; a bundle.
- A burden.
Origin of fardelMiddle English, from Old French, diminutive of farde, package, from Arabic farda, single piece, pack, bundle, from farada, to be separate; see prd in Semitic roots.
A corruption of Middle English ferthe del (literally “fourth part”), equivalent to fourth + deal. Cognate with Dutch vierendeel (“a fourth part, quarter”), German Viertel (“a quarter, fourth”), Danish fjerdedel (“a quarter”), Swedish fjärdedel (“a fourth, quarter”).
(third-person singular simple present fardels, present participle fardelling, simple past and past participle fardelled)
- (obsolete) To make up in fardels.