Re: [tied] Re: slavic "dalto"

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 20735
Date: 2003-04-03

> If one wants to reconstruct a northern lexeme meaning
> 'divide' on the basis of Germanic (*dailjan-) and Slavic
> (*de^liti), the only realistic reconstruction is something
> like the noun *dHoilo- 'share' (perhaps *dHoh1-ilo- from
> *dHeh1- 'put, place'), cf. Slavic *de^lU, Gmc. *dail(-j)a-,
> and a denominal verb based on it. Another possibility, hard
> to exclude, is that Slavic borrowed *dail- from Germanic.
> None of this has anything to do with *del- ot <daltë>.

In my teens, I was astonished to learn Slavic *de^liti 'divide, share'
and *dolja 'part, share' are unrelated.