From Middle English totren, toteren, from earlier *tolteren (compare dialectal English tolter; Scots tolter), from Old English tealtrian, from Proto-Germanic *taltrōną, a frequentative form of Proto-Germanic *taltōną, from Proto-Indo-European *del-, *dul-. Cognate with Dutch touteren, Norwegian dialectal totra, North Frisian talt, tolt. Related to tilt.
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