1) A small pack or bundle; also from bundle the word came to indicate a burden of sin. The first sense is found in a phrase in the Paston Letters: 'some money came trussed in some fardel'; the second is found in Hamlet's question, 'Who would these fardels bear?'
2) A fraction or part of something; also more precisely one quarter. [< fourth + deal] -

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  • Fardel — Far del, n. [OF. fardel, F. fardeau; cf. Sp. fardel, fardillo, fardo, LL. fardellus; prob. fr. Ar. fard one of the two parts of an object divisible into two, hence, one of the two parts of a camel s load. Cf. {Furl}.] A bundle or little pack;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fardel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Fardeles a la venta (crudos). Fardel es un producto de la matanza elaborado con una mezcla de hígado de cerdo envuelto en una tela del estómago. Es una comida típica en lugares de la geografía española tales como… …   Wikipedia Español

  • fardel — bundle, burden, c.1300, from O.Fr. fardel (13c., Mod.Fr. fardeau) parcel, package, small pack, dim. of farde, perhaps from Arabic fardah package …   Etymology dictionary

  • fardel — s. m. 1. Provisões alimentícias para pequena viagem. = FARNEL 2. Saco de provisões para jornada. = FARNEL 3. Trouxa de roupas em confusão.   ‣ Etimologia: francês antigo fardel, peso, fardo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • fardel — (Del fr. ant. fardel, hoy fardeau). 1. m. Saco o talega que llevan regularmente los pobres, pastores y caminantes, para las cosas comestibles u otras de su uso. 2. fardo. 3. coloq. Persona desaliñada …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Fardel — Far del, v. t. To make up in fardels. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fardel — Fardel, 1) Tuchmaß in Ulm, ein Pack zu 45 Barchend, à 24 Ellen; 2) in Holland ein Packet Zimmt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fardel — (v. ital. fardello), Bürde, Last, Bündel, Pack, Ballen: auf Ceylon 100 Pfund avdp. Zimmet in Matten und Baumwolle, in Süddeutschland früher ein Tuchmaß, – 45 Stück Tuch oder Barchent zu 24 oder auch 22 Ellen; in England soviel wie Farthingdeal (s …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fardel — Fardel, ehemals in Süddeutschland (Nürnberg, Ulm etc.) eine Anzahl von 45 Barchet (Parchet) oder Stück Tuch zu 24, auch 22 Ellen; in Ceylon ein Ballen Zimt von 100 Pfund (45 kg), in England auch ¼ des Acre Landes …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fardel — Surtout porté dans le Nord Pas de Calais (variante : Fardelle), le nom semble avoir désigné un portefaix, celui qui porte des fardeaux. On trouve la forme équivalente Fardeau dans le Centre Ouest (49, 79, 45) …   Noms de famille

  • Fardel — A term used in parts of Germany for reckoning cloth in a bundle or little pack. It is equal to 45 barchets or pieces of cloth of 22 or 24 ells each …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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