Jarl vs Farl - What's the difference?

jarl | farl |

As a proper noun jarl

is from the title of an earl ( jarl) variant: jarle.

As a noun farl is

(obsolete) a quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.

As a verb farl is


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(en noun)
  • a medieval Scandinavian nobleman, especially in Norway and Denmark
  • farl


    Etymology 1

    Contraction of fardel.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A quarter of a thin oatmeal or flour cake.
  • Any such cake or bread, now particularly used for Irish specialities as soda farls and potato farls.
  • See also

    * soda bread * potato bread

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • * 1647', '', '''1854 , Alexander Dyce (editor), ''The Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: The Text Formed from a New Collation of the Early Editions , Volume 2, page 416,
  • Down with the mainmast ! lay her at hull !
    Farl up all her linens, and let her ride it out !
    (Webster 1913)