Middle English Dictionary Entry

-fōld suf.
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Forming adjs. (used also as advs., and occas. as nouns) on cardinal numerals and on indefinite numerals, and having such meanings as 'consisting of or comprising x parts, units, specimens, etc.', 'x times as numerous, great, intense, etc.'. Examples: thre-fold, thritti-, hundred-, thousand-; fele-, mani-, more-; also an-fald simple, forming a unit.