delen etymology

Middle English word delen comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰoyl-, Proto-Germanic *dailǭ (Part, portion, deal, division.), Proto-Indo-European *dʰail-

Detailed word origin of delen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dʰoyl- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dailǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Part, portion, deal, division.
*dʰail- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dailiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Part, portion, deal.
*dailijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To divide, to share, to deal.
dælan Old English (ang) To deal out, to distribute, to share.
dǣlan Old English (ang)
delen Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as delen

Descendants of *dʰoyl-
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