Origin of dizenMiddle Dutch disen, to put flax on a distaff ; from Low German diesse, bunch of flax, akin to Old English dis-: see distaff
transitive verbdi·zened, di·zen·ing, di·zens Archaic
Origin of dizenPossibly Middle Dutch disen, to prepare a distaff with flax for spinning, from Middle Low German dise, disene, bunch of flax.
(third-person singular simple present dizens, present participle dizening, simple past and past participle dizened)
From dialectal dize (“to put tow on a distaff”), from Middle English *disen, from Old English *disan, *disian, from *dise, *disen (“bunch of flax on a distaff”), from Proto-Germanic *disanō (“distaff”), of unknown origin, equivalent to dize + -en. Cognate with Middle Low German dise, disene (“distaff”). More at dize.