wolle etymology

Middle English word wolle comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₂welh₁-, Latin vellus, Proto-Indo-European - -nós, and later Proto-Indo-European *h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂ (Wool.)

Detailed word origin of wolle

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₂welh₁- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
vellus Latin (lat) The hide or pelt of an animal.. The wool shorn from a sheep; fleece; wool.
- -nós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*h₂wĺ̥h₁neh₂ Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Wool.
*wulnō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*wullō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Wool.
wull Old English (ang) Wool.
wolle Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as wolle

Descendants of *h₂welh₁-
Wat availen flanyn flaunneol iwald lana succida nillen nolde prevailen wald willen wollen woule wulle
Descendants of - -nós
abord careful elpi enen folien folȝen fulien full fullynge fylle na noen non none onhende onlepi pardonen punischen traitourfull vulle