I apologise for any inconvenience and consulted What should we do with questions about etymology?, and want to confirm if any questions about etymology are allowed here? ELL can attend, help and treat more generously and instructively learners of etymology, whereas ELU exudes the air of experts and linguists (which I'm not).
For example, may I ask this here please?
How does “to entail” develop to mean “Involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence”?
What's the logical derivation behind definition 1 of to entail:
- Involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence:
How does the etymology (listed in that link and here) lead to the foregoing meaning?
Etymonline: mid-14c., "convert (an estate) into 'fee tail' (feudum talliatum)," from en- (1) "make" + taile "legal limitation," especially of inheritance, ruling who succeeds in ownership and preventing it from being sold off, from Anglo-French taile, Old French taillie, past participle of taillier "allot, cut to shape," from Late Latin taliare. Sense of "have consequences" is 1829, from notion of "inseparable connection." Related: Entailed; entailling..
Moreover, I'm confused by this intricate, complicated presentation of the etymology.