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Syllabification: far·del
Pronunciation: /ˈfärdl

Definition of fardel in English:


A bundle: a fardel of stories, personages, emotions
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  • Among the items the Bard needed to buy were: slings, arrows, a bodkin (preferably bare) and fardels.


Middle English: from Old French, diminutive of fard, from Arabic farda 'piece, pack'.

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