WOTD: Fardel

For the first word of the day, I just picked something random that came to mind.

Fardel or Farthel (n) IPA pronunciation:
1. a pack, a bundle
2. burden

Sir, there lies such secrets in this fardel and box, which none must know but the king;
-The Winter’s Tale (IV.iv)

…who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
-Hamlet (III.i)

ETYMOLOGY: c.1300, from O.Fr. fardel, dim. of farde, perhaps from Arabic fardah.