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See also: ae-fauld


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


  • IPA(key): /ˈeːfɑl(d)/, /ˈjeːfl(d)/, /ˈjeːfɒl/, /jæːfɒl(d)/


aefauld (comparative mair aefauld, superlative maist aefauld)

  1. (rare, not comparable) one; single, unitary
    • 1875, John Watson, Samples of Common Sense:
      Syne frae the wheel, an' eke the reel, The aefauld yarn was ta'en awa'.
      Then from the wheel, and also the reel, The single yarn was taken away.
  2. (rare) honest, sincere
    • 1879, Peter Hately Waddell, transl., Isaiah: frae Hebrew intil Scottis, translation of Book of Isaiah, lines 38–3:
      Hae min' now, O Lord, I beseik thee, how I airted my gate afore ye, in truth ay an' wi' a aefauld heart.
      Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart,


aefauld (plural aefaulds)

  1. a single fold

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