wellen

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Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wellen (past singular welde, past participle geweld)

  1. to soak, to soften by putting into water

Conjugation[edit]


Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A merger of Proto-Germanic *wiljaną (to want) (whence also Old Saxon willian, Old English willan, Old Norse vilja, Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wiljan)) and Proto-Germanic *waljaną (to choose, select) (whence Old Norse velja), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wel-.

Verb[edit]

wellen

  1. to want
  2. to choose

Descendants[edit]