From Middle English welth, welthe, weolthe (“happiness, prosperity”), alteration (due to similar words in -th: compare helth (“health”), derth (“dearth”)) of wele (“wealth, well-being, weal”), from Old English wela (“wealth, prosperity”), from Proto-Germanic *welô (“well-being, prosperity”), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“good, best”), equivalent to weal + -th. Cognate with Dutch weelde (“wealth”), Low German weelde (“wealth”), Old High German welida, welitha (“wealth”). Related also to German Wohl (“welfare, well-being, weal”), Danish vel (“weal, welfare”), Swedish väl (“well-being, weal”). More at weal, well.
- (obsolete) Weal; welfare; prosperity; good; well-being; happiness; joy.
- Riches; valuable material possessions.
- A great amount; an abundance or plenty.
- She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.
- Power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money.
riches; valuable material possessions
- Hungarian: gazdagság (hu)
- Italian: ricchezza (it) f
- Japanese: 財産 (ja) (ざいさん, zaisan), 富 (ja) (とみ, tomi), 財 (ja) (たから, takara)
- Krio: gentri
- Latvian: bagātība (lv) f, turība (lv) f
- Polish: zamożność (pl) f
- Portuguese: riqueza (pt) f
- Russian: богатство (ru) (bogátstvo) n, благосостояние (ru) (blagosostojánije) n
- Scottish Gaelic: ionmhas (gd) m, beartas (gd) m, maoin (gd) f
- Spanish: prosperidad (es) f, riqueza (es) f
- Swedish: rikedom (sv) c, förmögenhet (sv) c, välstånd (sv) c
- Telugu: ఐశ్వర్యము (te) (aiSvaryamu), ధనము (te) (dhanamu)
- Vietnamese: tài phúc (vi) (財富 (vi))
- Volapük: lieg (vo)
- ǃXóõ: ǂkxʻái
a great amount; an abundance or plenty, usually of money
power, of the kind associated with a great deal of money
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