dælan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *dailijaną, from *dailiz, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old Frisian dēla, Old Saxon dēljan (Dutch delen), Old High German teilen (German teilen), Old Norse deila (Swedish dela), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (dailjan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Baltic *daili- (Lithuanian dailiti (divide)), Slavic *delъ (Old Church Slavonic дѣлити (divide), Russian делить).

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dǣlan

  1. to deal out, to distribute, to share
    Mathusal magum dælde gestreon. Methuselah distributed the treasure among his relatives. (Cædmon's Metrical Paraphrase)

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