aefauld

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English anfald, 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 onefold.

Adjective[edit]

aefauld (comparative mair aefauld, superlative maist aefauld)

  1. (rare) one; single, unitary
    • Barbour:
      The aefauld Godhead
  2. (rare) honest, sincere