Origin of English word WELL (of water)

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English Word

WELL (of water)

Edenic Word


Hebrew Word







[(Y)BH-L → WL]


stream of water


IE base bhreu (to boil forth, well out) is cited as the source of WELL, see BURN.

The better, בל  BL etymon is   יובל YOOBHahL or YOO[V]ahL (stream of water – Jeremiah 17:8).

 To bring forth or BEAR (S-L) is the meaning of the verbal form of this word, as in Zephaniah 3:10.


Inuit ubl(k) means water coming to the surface, and Basque ubil is a whirlpool.  Requiring only a variation of Bet/B (V) and a liquid shift, see VERNAL for drawing WELL from  באר  B’ER (a well).

Bible Verses

Jeremiah 17:8 והיה כעץ שׁתול על־מים ועל־יובל ישׁלח שׁרשׁיו ולא ירא כי־יבא חם והיה עלהו רענן ובשׁנת בצרת לא ידאג ולא ימישׁ מעשׂות פרי׃

“For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but its foliage shall be luxuriant; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”



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