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What is the etymology of “the”?

I was just having this conversation with a friend. Where does the word "the" come from?
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Why is it “on *the* one hand”?

According to all dictionaries I can see and everyday use by native speakers, this is the correct way: On the one hand, it's larger; on the other hand, it's more expensive. What makes no sense to ...