From Proto-Indo-European *wal- (“be strong”). Compare Welsh gallu (“to be able”), Old Irish flaith (“dominion”), Gaulish walos (“ruler”), Lithuanian valdyti (“to have power”), Proto-Slavic *volstь (“to rule”), Old Norse valdr (“ruler”), Old High German -walt, -wald (“power”), Old English wealdan (“to rule”), last part in English herald.
- I am strong
- I am well, healthy
- I am worth
- (Ecclesiastical Latin, Medieval Latin) I can
- (New Latin, rare) I leave; I go away
The supine can be either valitūrum or valitum.