From Middle English tithe, tythe, tethe, from Old English tēoþa, tēoða, teogoþa (in verb senses via Middle English tithen, tythen, tethen, from Old English tēoþian, teogoðian), from a proposed Proto-Germanic *tehunþô, *tehundô, with its nasal consonant being lost according to the Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Teeged ("tithe"), German Zehnt ("tithe"), Danish tiende ("tithe"), Icelandic tíund ("tithe").
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