This Proto-Germanic entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

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Etymology edit

From Pre-Germanic *wolH-n-, an o-grade intensive formation. Both *wallaną and e-grade *wellaną were probably created to the archaic zero-grade present *wulaną.[1]

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  1. to well up, spring out, bubble forth

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References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kroonen, Guus (2013) “*wallan-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 571