From: Piotr Gasiorowski
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From: "Sergejus Tarasovas" <S.Tarasovas@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2003 2:32 PM
Subject: RE: [tied] Re: slavic "dalto"
> In my teens, I was astonished to learn Slavic *de^liti 'divide, share' and *dolja 'part, share' are unrelated.
So was I :-). Speakers of English are usually astonished when told that there is no etymological connection between <cook> and <cookie>.
BTW, is *dolja a valid PSl. reconstruction? Isn't the word a rather recent loan from Lithuanian (<dalia, dalis> from <dalyti>) into East Slavic and Polish?