Quelle

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See also: quelle and qu'elle

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From Middle High German quelle, from Old High German quella, from Proto-Germanic *kwellǭ, related to the Old High German verb quellan, itself from Proto-Germanic *kwellaną, whence also Old English cwiella, cwylla (spring; well).

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Quelle f (genitive Quelle, plural Quellen)

  1. (origin of a river or stream) spring
  2. well (oil, gas)
  3. source
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 28/2010, page 109:
      Optimistischen Schätzungen zufolge könnte im Jahr 2040 bereits die Hälfte des Flugzeugsprits aus biologischen Quellen stammen.
      According to optimistic estimates, already half of the airplane fuel could originate from biological sources in the year 2040.

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