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English

From Middle English onfold, anfald (single, simple, honest, onefold), from Old English ānfeald (single, simple, literally onefold), from Proto-Germanic *ainafalþaz (onefold, simple), equivalent to one + -fold. Cognate with Dutch eenvoud (simple, easy), German Einfalt (simplicity) and einfach (simple), Icelandic einfaldur (simple), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍆𐌰𐌻𐌸𐍃 (ainfalþs, simple). More at one, -fold.