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transitive verb

dialectal, England


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Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feal. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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