\ ˈfē(ə)l \

Definition of feal

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dialectal, England
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Definition of feal (Entry 2 of 2)


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History and Etymology for feal

Transitive verb

Middle English felen, from Old Norse fela; akin to Old English fēolan to undergo, enter, Old High German felahan to conceal, Gothic filhan to conceal, Old English fell skin, hide


Middle French, from Old French, alteration (influenced by Old French -al, from Latin -alis) of feeil, from Latin fidelis faithful, from fides faith

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“Feal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feal. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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