Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of feel.
  • See feel.
  • An obsolete form of feal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Many.

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

  • adverb Greatly, much, very
  • adjective Much; many.
  • pronoun Many (of).

Etymologies

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From Middle English feele, fele, from Old English feola, fela ("much, many, very"), from Proto-Germanic *felu (“very, much”), from Proto-Indo-European *pélu (“many”). Cognate with Scots fele ("many, much, great"), Dutch veel ("much, many"), German viel ("much, many"), Latin plūs ("more"), Ancient Greek πολύς (polýs, "many"). Related to full.

Examples

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  • Also spelled fela (OE fela) ...

    As a noun/pronoun = many, majority

    As an adj =many, much, various comparativ ... feler (more), felest (most)

    As an adv = very, greatly

    The felest = the majority

    December 7, 2011