Well

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See also: well, wëll, and we'll

Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Gelderland) Wel (dialect form)
  • (Limburg) Wel (dialect form)

Etymology[edit]

  • (Gelderland) First attested as vualli in the 10th or 11th century. Derived from Old Dutch walli (well) or welle.
  • (Limburg) First attested with certainty as welle in 1251. Likely derived from Old Dutch welle (well). An opposing theory proposes a derivation from Middle Dutch welle (embankment).

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Proper noun[edit]

Well n

  1. A village in Maasdriel, Gelderland, Netherlands.
  2. A village in Bergen, Limburg, Netherlands.

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Noun[edit]

Well f (plural Welle)

  1. wave

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wella, from Old High German wella, from Proto-West Germanic *wallan, from Proto-Germanic *wallaną (to bubble forth, well up). Cognate with German Welle.

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Noun[edit]

Well f (plural Wellen)

  1. wave