Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Honest; upright; without duplicity.
  • Single; characterized by oneness: as, the aefauld Godhead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective rare, dialectal Characterised by oneness; single; without duplicity.
  • adjective rare, dialectal Honest; upright.

Etymologies

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

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