ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

monday word: fardel

fardel (fär′dl), noun
1. A pack or bundle.
2. A burden.

Etymology:  Old French, diminutive of farde, package.

"I was by at the opening of the fardel, heard the old shepherd deliver the manner how he found it:  whereupon, after a little amazedness, we were all commanded out of the chamber:  only this, methought, I heard the shepherd say, he found the child."
- Shakespeare, "The Winter's Tale"
Tags: f, noun, old french, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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