Welle

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See also: welle and wèlle

German[edit]

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From Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, coil). Cognate with Sanskrit ऊर्मि (ūrmí).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛlə/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Wälle

Noun[edit]

Welle f (genitive Welle, plural Wellen)

  1. wave
  2. shaft (mechanical component)

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German Low German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German wel, *welle, from Old Saxon wella, walla, from Proto-Germanic *wallijǭ (flow; swell; source; well). More at well.

Noun[edit]

Welle f (plural Wellen)

  1. A well; fountain; spring