Deal etymology


English word deal comes from Proto-Indo-European *dʰoyl-, Proto-Indo-European *dʰail-, and later Proto-Germanic *dailiz (Part, portion, deal.)

Etymology of deal

Detailed word origin of deal

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dʰoyl- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*dʰail- Proto-Indo-European (ine) part, watershed
*dailiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Part, portion, deal.
dǣl Old English (ang)
dele Middle English (enm)
deal English (en) (obsolete) A division, a portion, a share.. (often followed by of) An indefinite quantity or amount; a lot (now usually qualified by great or good).