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feal

[feel] /fil/
adjective
1.
Archaic. faithful; loyal.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Old French feal; see fealty
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British Dictionary definitions for feal

feal

/fiːl/
adjective
1.
an archaic word for faithful
Word Origin
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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