10th cent. From Latin talis 'id.'
From Proto-Italic *tāli- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *teh2-li̯- 'id.' from the demonstrative stem *teh2.
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Portuguese tal, French tel, Italian tale ; Romanian tare
Indo-European: Celtic: Welsh talu "to pay," Middle Breton taluout "to be worthy," Cornish tal "to pay;" Balto-Slavic: Old Church Slavonic tolь "so much," Lithuanian tõlei "until;" Hellenic: Ancient Greek τηλίκος (telíkos) "of such an age"