From Middle English felefolde (“multiple, many; varied, diverse”), from Old English felafeald, felefeald (“manifold, many times over”), equivalent to fele (“many”) + -fold. Compare Dutch veelvoud, German Vielfalt.
- (obsolete) Manifold; multiple, various; varied, diverse adv: many times over; in many ways; in various ways or places
- The grapes grovid a-grete in gardyns aboute, And oþer fruytz felefold in feldes and closes. — Mum and the Sothsegger
- Century Dictionary and Cyclopdia