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From Middle English welth, welthe, weolthe (happiness, prosperity), from Old English *welþ, *weleþu, from Proto-Germanic *waliþō (wealth). Alternatively, possibly an alteration (due to similar words in -th: compare helth (health), derth (dearth)) of wele (wealth, well-being, weal), from Old English wela (wealth, prosperity), from Proto-Germanic *walô (well-being, prosperity), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (good, best), equivalent to weal +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch weelde (wealth), Low German weelde (wealth), Old High German welida, welitha (wealth). Related also to German Wohl (welfare, well-being, weal), Danish vel (weal, welfare), Swedish väl (well-being, weal). More at weal, well.

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wealth (usually uncountable, plural wealths)

  1. (economics) Riches; valuable material possessions.
  2. A great amount; an abundance or plenty.
    She brings a wealth of knowledge to the project.
  3. (obsolete) prosperity; well-being; happiness.

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