From Middle English wolle, from Old English wull, from Proto-West Germanic *wullu, from Proto-Germanic *wullō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.
Cognate with Saterland Frisian Wulle, German Low German Wull, Dutch wol, German Wolle, Norwegian ull); also Welsh gwlân, Latin lāna, Lithuanian vìlna, Russian во́лос, Bulgarian влас, Albanian lesh ("wool, hair, fleece"). lana.
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