Dictionary verb zu verb *dā(i)-, *di- Teil teilen zuteilen
(zu verb)

Meanings

1.
to allocate sth. to someone, to allot
("jemandem etwas zuteilen" - For rationed resources. Sounds formal.)
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Word Family

The core idea of this root was:

dividing

It has evolved in various quite different directions, but the theme of dividing is present in most of the offspring.
Here’s a little (incomplete) overview :

  • time (“dividing time”)
  • tide (“time of water”)
  • tidy (originally: “in a timely manner”)
  • deal (“divide, distribute”)
  • demon (“dealer of destiny” used to be neutral in Greek and Latin)
  • democracy (demos originally referred to a “district” of a region or settlement)
  • demagogue (“district leader”)
  • epidemic (“on a district”)
  • pandemic (“across districts”)
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