will-

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • wil-, from Proto-Germanic *wili- (willing, wished, desired)
  • will-, from Proto-Germanic *wilji- (willing, wished, desired)

Prefix[edit]

will-

  1. desired, pleasant; joy
    wilcuma "desired guest"
    wilboda "angel, messenger of joy"
    willwyrdan "to be complaisant"
  2. willing
    wilġesīþ "willing companion"