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dæl

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Old English

Etymology 1

Proto-Germanic *dailiz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰail-. Cognate with Old Frisian dēl, Old Saxon dēl (Dutch deel), Old High German teil (German Teil), Old Norse deild (Danish and Norwegian del, Danish spelling before the writing reform of 1948: Deel), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌹𐌻𐍃 (dails). The IE root is also the source of Baltic *daili- (Lithuanian dailiti ‘divide’), Slavic *delъ (Old Church Slavonic дѣлити, Russian делить).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /dæːl/

Noun

dǣl m.

  1. part, share, portion
  2. unit, word

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *dalom, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰal-. Cognate with Old Frisian del, Old Saxon dal (Dutch dal), Old High German tal (German Tal), Old Norse dalr (Swedish dal), Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌻𐍃. The IE root is also the source of Ancient Greek θαλαμος, Proto-Slavic *dolъ (Old Church Slavonic долъ, Russian дол).

Pronunciation

Noun

dæl n.

  1. valley
Declension
Singular Plural
nominative dæl dalu
accusative dæl dalu
genitive dæles dala
dative dæle dalum


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