Definitions

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  • adj. Constituting or being indicative of a single aspect or theme.
  • adj. Consisting of a single undivided part; whole; complete.
  • adj. Simple, plain, straightforward; single, singular; unmixed, unadulterated; honest, sincere.

Etymologies

From Middle English onfold, anfald ("single, simple, honest, onefold"), from Old English ānfeald ("single, simple", literally "onefold"), from Proto-Germanic *ainafalþaz (“onefold, simple”), equivalent to one +‎ -fold. Cognate with Dutch eenvoud ("simple, easy"), German Einfalt ("simplicity"), Icelandic einfaldur ("simple"), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍆𐌰𐌻𐌸𐍃 (ainfalþs, "simple"). More at one, -fold. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The jug's presencing is the pure, giving gathering of the onefold fourfold into a single time-space, a single stay.

    enowning

  • The gift of the outpouring stays the onefold of the fourfold of the four.

    enowning

  • Insofar as this difference does not lead to awareness of the distinction between the "is-ness" peculiar to beings and the "is" that belongs to be-ing, it introduces a discord into the onefold of be-ing and a being.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • In other words, this distinction itself becomes the real barrier which misplaces the inquiry into the question of be-ing, insofar as, by presupposing this distinction, one attempots to go further than this distinction and t inquire into its onefold.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • This onefold, in spite of the discordant ontological difference, must be thought at all costs.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Therefore, in attempting to overcome the first effort at the question of being in Being and Time and its emanations Vom Wesen des Grundes and the Kantbook, varying attempts were needed to master the "ontological difference," to grasp its very origin and that means its genuine onefold.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • This onefold can never be anything but the mirroring of the distinction and can never lead to the origin, in view of which this distinction can no longer be seen as originary.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • That I should have had such a chance of doing good, onefold to others and a thousandfold to self, at this turn of life, when I was full of little me, is another of the many most clear indications of

    Erema

  • Behold, this beatitude is so onefold and so wayless that in it every essential gazing, tendency, and creaturely distinction cease and pass away.

    The Adornment of the Spritual Marriage

  • And so it is, when we are onefold within ourselves, and our power of understanding is enlightened and the Spirit of Understanding shines through it.

    The Adornment of the Spritual Marriage

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