From Middle English part, from Old English part ("part") and Old French part ("part"); both from Latin partem, accusative of pars, from Proto-Indo-European *par-, *per-. Akin to portio, paro. Displaced Middle English dele ("part") (from Old English dǣl ("part, distribution") > Modern English deal), Middle English dale, dole (from Old English dāl ("portion") > Modern English dole), Middle English sliver ("part, portion") (from Middle English sliven ("to cut, cleave"), from Old English toslifan ("to split")).
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