- Archaic. faithful; loyal.
- an archaic word for faithful
“to hide, conceal,” early 14c., a Northern English and Northern Midlands word, from Old Norse fela “to hide,” cognate with Gothic filhan “to hide, bury,” Old English feolan.
“faithful,” 1560s, from Old French feal, collateral form of feeil, from Latin fidelis “loyal” (see fidelity).