farthingdeal

noun

far·​thing·​deal
ˈfärt͟hiŋˌdēl
archaic
: one fourth acre : rood

Word History

Etymology

by folk etymology (influence of farthing) from earlier farthendele, from Middle English ferthendel, from Old English fēorthandǣl fourth part, from fēorthan (accusative of fēortha fourth) + dǣl part

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“Farthingdeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farthingdeal. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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