wolle

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German[edit]

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wolle

  1. first/third-person singular subjunctive I of wollen

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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wolle

  1. to want
    Ich will es aach net meh wieder dun.
    I don't want to do it again.
    Ich wolld die Affe sihn.
    I wanted to see the monkeys.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English wull, from Proto-Germanic *wullō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂.

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Noun[edit]

wolle (plural wolles)

  1. wool (coat of sheep), especially when used to make fabric
    • c. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey [et al.], transl., Bible (Wycliffite Bible (later version), MS Lich 10.)‎[1], published c. 1410, Apocalips 1:14, page 117v; republished as Wycliffe's translation of the New Testament, Lichfield: Bill Endres, 2010:
      ⁊ þe heed of him ⁊ his heeris weren whiyt as whiyt wolle .· ⁊ as ſnow / ⁊ þe iȝen of him as flawme of fier .·
      And his head and his hairs were white, like white wool or snow, and his eyes were like fire's flame.
  2. Shorn wool, especially stockpiled in bulk.
  3. Woollen garments or clothing; woolwear.
  4. Sheepskin; the skin of sheep.
  5. (rare) Other woolen goods; woollens.
  6. (rare) Other fibres (substituting wool)
  7. (rare) The flesh or innards of fruit.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: wool
  • Scots: woll, wol, wow, wo, oull, owll, owl, oo

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German wollen, Dutch willen, English will.

Verb[edit]

wolle

  1. to want to do something
  2. to intend to
  3. to want

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used as a modal verb.

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian willa, from Proto-West Germanic *willjan, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Verb[edit]

wolle

  1. to want

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian willa, from Proto-West Germanic *willjan, from Proto-Germanic *wiljaną, from Proto-Indo-European *welh₁-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wolle

  1. to want
  2. to want to, to be willing to (as used with infinitive object)

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Further reading[edit]

  • wolle (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011