From Middle English wel, wal, wol, wele, from Old English wel, from Proto-Germanic *wela, *wala, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-. Cognate with Scots wele, weil, North Frisian wel, weil, wal, West Frisian wol, Dutch wel, Low German wol, German wol, wohl, Norwegian and Danish vel, Swedish väl, Icelandic vel, val. Related to will.
From Middle English welle, from Old English wielle, from Proto-Germanic *wallijǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *welH-. Cognate with West Frisian wel, Dutch wel, German Low German Welle, German Welle, Danish væld, Swedish väl, Icelandic vella.
From Middle English wellen, from Old English willan, wyllan, wellan and Old English weallan, from Proto-West Germanic *wallijan, from Proto-Germanic *wallijaną, *wallaną.
Cognate with German wallen, Danish vælde, Norwegian Nynorsk vella and outside Germanic, with Albanian valë.
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