From Middle English tyme, time, from Old English tīma ("time, period, space of time, season, lifetime, fixed time, favourable time, opportunity"), from Proto-Germanic *tīmô ("time"), from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂imō, from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂y- ("to divide"). Cognate with Scots tym, tyme, Alemannic German Zimen, Zimmän, Danish time ("hour, lesson"), Swedish timme ("hour"), Norwegian time ("time, hour"), Faroese tími ("hour, lesson, time"), Icelandic tími ("time, season"). Related to tide. Not related to Latin tempus.
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