dail- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root dail-: deal, dole, firkin, ordeal.


To divide.

Northern Indo-European root extended from *da(h2)i- (see dā-)
1. deal1 from Old English dǣlan, to share, from Germanic *dailjan.
2. dole1 from Old English dāl, portion, lot, from Germanic *dailaz.
3. ordeal from Old English ordāl, trial by ordeal, from Germanic prefixed form *uz-dailjam, "a portioning out" judgment (*uz-, out; see ud-)
4. firkin from Middle Dutch deel, part, from Germanic *dailiz.

[In Pokorny dā : də- 175.]

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