deal

{{11}}deal (n.1) from O.E. dæl "part, share, quantity, amount," and its verbal derivative dælan "to divide, distribute, separate, share," from P.Gmc. *dailaz (Cf. O.N. deild, O.Fris. del, Du. deel, O.H.G., Ger. teil, Goth. dails "part, share"), from PIE *dail- "to divide" (Cf. O.C.S. delu "part," Lith. dalis).
Meaning "to distribute cards before a game" is from 1520s; business sense of "transaction, bargain" is 1837, originally slang. Meaning "an amount" is from 1560s. New Deal is from F.D. Roosevelt speech of July 1932. Big deal is 1928; ironic use first recorded 1951 in "Catcher in the Rye." To deal with "handle" is attested from mid-15c. Deal breaker is attested by 1975.
{{12}}deal (n.2) "plank or board of pine," c.1400, from Low German (Cf. M.L.G. dele), from P.Gmc. *theljon, from PIE root *tel- "ground, floor." An Old English derivative was þelu "hewn wood, board, flooring."

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