wealcan

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *walkaną, from Proto-Indo-European *wolg- < *wel- (to bend, twist, run, roll). Akin to Old High German walchan, Old Norse valka, Old English ġewealcan (to go, go about, walk), wealcian (to roll up, curl, twist), weallian (to roam about, ramble), German wallen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwæ͜ɑl.kɑn/, [ˈwæ͜ɑɫ.kɑn]

Verb[edit]

wealcan

  1. to move around
  2. to revolve
  3. to roll, roll around, be rolling
  4. to toss
  5. to fluctuate
  6. to revolve in one's mind; scheme; reflect
  7. to discuss

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: walken
  • Scots: waulk