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1. A pack; a bundle.
2. A burden.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of farde, package, from Arabic farda, single piece, pack, bundle, from farada, to be separate; see prd in Semitic roots.]


archaic a bundle or burden
[C13: from Old French farde, ultimately from Arabic fardah]


(ˈfɑr dl)

n. Archaic.
1. a bundle.
2. a burden.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Old Provençal, derivative of fard(a) bundle (« Arabic fardah load)]


 a bundle or pack—Johnson, 1755; the baggage of a company of men collectively; also called fardellage, 1489; fardlet, a small bundle, 1413.
Examples: fardel of faults, 1644; of foolish impossibilities, 1614; of linen, 1600; of myths, 1873; of papers, 1681; of sin, 1483; of sorrow; of traditions, 1703; of troubles, 1576; of wickedness, 1381.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fardel - a burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
burden, encumbrance, onus, incumbrance, load - an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
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As he spoke, a dozen men rushed forward, each screening himself behind a huge fardel of brushwood.
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Using two Fardel pins (or similar), pin one to the left and one to the right to secure the up-do.