Borrowing from Middle Low German [Term?], from Proto-Germanic [Term?]. Cognates include Old Norse velta (Danish vælte), German wälzen, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌻𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (waltjan). Akin to wallow, Gothic *𐍅𐌰𐌻𐍅𐌾𐌰𐌽 (*walwjan) and Latin volvō.
welter (plural welters)
- (intransitive) To roll; to wallow.
- (intransitive, sometimes figuratively) To be soaked or steeped in.
- When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards.
- These wizards welter in wealth's waves.
- the priests at the altar […] weltering in their blood
- To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.
- the weltering waves
- waves that, hardly weltering, die away
- through this blindly weltering sea
- Heavyweight (of horsemen).
- a welter race
Compare wilt (intransitive verb).
welter m (invariable)