From Middle English del, dele, from Old English dǣl, from Proto-Germanic *dailiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰail- ("part, watershed"). Cognate with Scots dele ("part, portion"), West Frisian diel ("part, share"), Dutch deel ("part, share, portion"), German Teil ("part, portion, section"), Danish del ("part"), Swedish del ("part, portion, piece") Icelandic deila ("division, contention"), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌹𐌻𐍃 ("portion"), Slovene del ("part"). Related to Old English dāl ("portion"). More at dole.
From Middle English delen, from Old English dǣlan, from Proto-West Germanic *dailijan, from Proto-Germanic *dailijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰail- ("part, watershed").
Cognate with West Frisian diele ("to divide, separate"), Dutch delen, German teilen, Swedish dela; and with Lithuanian dalinti ("divide"), Russian дели́ть.
From Middle English dele, from Middle Low German dele, from Old Saxon thili, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *þiljǭ; cognate with Old English þille. thill.
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