Feal meaning

(dialectal) To hide.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) (of things) Cosy; clean; neat.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) (of persons) Comfortable; cosy; safe.
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(UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Smooth; soft; downy; velvety.
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In a feal manner.
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(archaic) Faithful, loyal.
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Origin of feal

  • From Middle English fele, fæle (“proper, of the right sort”), from Old English fǣle (“faithful, trusty, good; dear, beloved”), from Proto-Germanic *failijaz (“true, friendly, familiar, good”), from Proto-Indo-European *pey- (“to adore”). Cognate with Scots feel, feelie (“cosy, neat, clean, comfortable”), West Frisian feilich (“safe”), Dutch veil (“for-sale”), Dutch veilig (“safe”), German feil (“for-sale”), Latin pīus (“good, dutiful, faithful, devout, pious”).

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  • From Middle English felen, from Old Norse fela (“to hide”), from Proto-Germanic *felhaną (“to conceal, hide, bury, trust, intrude”), from Proto-Indo-European *pele(w)-, *plē(w)- (“to hide”). Cognate with Old High German felahan (“to pass, trust, sow”), Old English fēolan (“to cleave, enter, penetrate”).

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  • (Not found in Middle English), from Old French feal, collateral form of feeil, from Latin fidelis.

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