Origin of Felt
Old English felt, from Proto-Germanic *feltaz (compare Dutch vilt, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Indo-European *pilto, *pilso 'felt' (compare Latin pilleus (“felt”) (adj.), Old Church Slavonic рлъсть (plŭstĭ), Albanian plis, Ancient Greek πῖλος (pilos)), from *pel- 'to beat'. More at anvil.
Middle English from Old English pel-5 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Old English fēled, corresponding to feel + -ed.
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