- A bundle.
“We gathered fardels of sticks and leaves to start the campfire.”
“When should I drop off the fardel of mail I picked up for you during your vacation?”
“There’s a fardel of newspapers I need to take to the recycling bin.”
Greek, early 20th century
Why this word?
This word comes from Romance languages: the Old French “fardel,” meaning “parcel, package, small pack”; the Portuguese “fardo,” meaning “load”; and the Spanish “fardo,” meaning “pack, bundle.” But instead of ultimately tracing the word back to Latin, etymologists place the root of the word in the Arabic “fardah,” meaning “package.”
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