fardel

fardel

[fahr-dl]
noun Archaic.
a bundle; burden.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Old Provençal, equivalent to fard(a) bundle (≪ Arabic fardah load) + -el < Latin -ellus; see -elle

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fardel (ˈfɑːdəl)
 
n
archaic a bundle or burden
 
[C13: from Old French farde, ultimately from Arabic fardah]

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fardel
"bundle, burden," c.1300, from O.Fr. fardel, dim. of farde, perhaps from Arabic fardah.
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fardel far·del (fär-děl')
n.
A measurement used in genetic counseling to determine the penalty incurred as a result of the occurrence of a genetic disease in an individual.

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