willan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wel-. Cognate with Old Frisian willa (West Frisian wolle), Old Saxon willian, Dutch willen, Old Norse vilja (Danish ville, Swedish vilja), Gothic 𐍅𐌹𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (wiljan); the alternative form *waljan gave Old High German wollen (German wollen).

The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Latin velle, Slavic *velěti (whence Old Church Slavonic велѣти (velěti), Russian велеть (veletʹ)), Lithuanian vélmi.

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willan

  1. to wish, to want

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