Etymology
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Words related to time

timing (n.)
mid-13c., "a happening," verbal noun from time (v.). From 1590s as "the noting or recording of time;" 1915 as "coordination of moving parts in a machinery."
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*da- 

*dā-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to divide."

It forms all or part of: betide; daimon; Damocles; deal (v.); deal (n.1) "part, portion;" demagogue; demiurge; democracy; demography; demon; demotic; dole; endemic; epidemic; eudaemonic; geodesic; geodesy; ordeal; pandemic; pandemonium; tidal; tide (n.) "rise and fall of the sea;" tidings; tidy; time; zeitgeist.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit dati "cuts, divides;" Greek dēmos "people, land," perhaps literally "division of society," daiesthai "to divide;" Old Irish dam "troop, company;" Old English tid "point or portion of time," German Zeit "time."

ill-timed (adj.)
1690s, from ill (adv.) + time (v.).
mistime (v.)

late Old English mistimian "to happen amiss" (of an event); see mis- (1) "badly, wrongly" + time (v.). Meaning "not to time properly, say or do inappropriately" is from late 14c. Related: Mistimed; mistiming.

timer (n.)
1908 as a mechanical device, agent noun from time (v.).
aforetime (adv.)
early 15c., "before the present, in the past," from afore + time (n.).
all-time (adj.)
"during recorded time," 1910, American English, from all + time (n.). Earlier it had been used in a sense "full-time," of employment, or in opposition to one-time (1883). Middle English had al-time (adv.) "at all times, always; all the time" (c. 1400).
anytime (adv.)
one-word form by 1854; two-word form is in Middle English (early 15c.; any while in the same sense is late 14c.), from any + time (n.).
bedtime (n.)
also bed-time, "the usual hour of going to rest," early 13c., from bed (n.) + time (n.). Bed-time story attested from 1867.
beforetime (adv.)
"in former times," c. 1300, from before + time (n.). Related: Beforetimes.