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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *delbaną. Cognate with Old Frisian delva, Old Saxon *delvan, Old High German *telban.

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delfan

  1. to dig, delve
    Ongan he eorþan delfan: he began to dig the earth. (Codex Vercellensis)
  2. to dig up, to excavate

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