blog home

Word for Wednesday: Deal


Here in the UK there has been a lot of talk today about a 'Deal'.

The Spellzone Dictionary defines the word as 'an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each'. In the context of today's news, some would argue that this word has not been used appropriately.

The origin of deal is rather fittingly pan -European. From Old English dæl meaning 'part, share, quantity, amount', from Proto-Germanic dailaz (from Old Norse deild, Old Frisian del, Dutch deel, Old High German and German teil, Gothic dails 'part, share'), from PIE dail- 'to divide' (from Old Church Slavonic delu "part," and Lithuanian dalis).

Source: Online Etymology Dictionary


03 Feb 2016
blog home

Print this page

Sign up to remove this advert

Remove this advert

"Spellzone really is an incredibly simple, engaging and cost effective resource - it makes a big difference to literacy levels."

Millthorpe School, York

read more...

Help...


If you need help logging into your account, or you need more information, we are here to help.

Help

We have updated our cookie policy. We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on Spellzone. Find out more.