From Middle English total, from Old French total, from Medieval Latin tōtālis, from tōtus, of unknown origin. Perhaps related to Oscan 𐌕𐌏𐌖𐌕𐌏 ("community, city-state"), Umbrian 𐌕𐌏𐌕𐌀𐌌 ("tribe"), Old English þēod ("a nation, people, tribe"), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ ("people"). More at English Dutch, English thede.
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