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dælan

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *dailjan, 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. The IE root is also the source of Baltic *daili- (Lithuanian dailiti (divide)), Slavic *delъ (Old Church Slavonic дѣлити (divide), Russian делить).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈdæːlɑn/

Verb

dǣlan

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

Conjugation

Class 1 weak
present singular plural
1st person dǣle dǣlaþ
2nd person dǣlest
3rd person dǣleþ
subjunctive dǣle dǣlen
preterite singular plural
1st person dǣlde dǣldon
2nd person dǣldest
3rd person dǣlde
subjunctive dǣlde dǣlden
imperative singular plural
dǣl dǣlaþ
participle present past
dǣlende (ġe)dǣled


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