Origin of English word WELT

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Hebrew Word







[(Y)BLT → WLT]


WELT is "probably from the base of wealtan (to roll) or the base of English wale (ridge)." Old English walu (streak on the skin, WEAL, WELT or WALE) is cited at Indo-European “root” wel (to turn, roll). See BALL for a בל  BL Hebrew etymon of rolling or turning.

   יבלת (Ya)BeLeT, the BLT shifting plosives to WLT, is a small lump or growth on the skin, such as a WART, WELT or BLIST(ER) – see   Leviticus22:22.  Aramaic בלט       BaLaDT (easily shifted to WLT or WRT) is to stand out or protrude – see BOLD standouts at BLOAT.  In Syriac-Aramaic   בלט  BiLaDT means “he protruded.”


An Indo-European “root” only an L → R shift away is wer (high, raised spot). It includes VARICOSE and VERRUCA; (Latin verruca is a WART). See BLISTER and "VAULT."

All raised marks on the skin involve bodily FLUIDS such as pus or BLOOD. These FLD and BLD terms are related to WELT (WLT) as words of flowing (rather than rolling or turning). (Ya)BeLeT is therefore defined as an issue, not merely a bump.   (י)בל YaBHaL is a stream  (see WELL above), (י)בל YaBHahL is to carry or bring, (מ)בול MaBOOL is a flood and    אובל Oo(V)aL is a river or canal (Daniel8:2). The BL or VL root recalls words like BEAR, BLOOD, BORNE, FLOAT, FLOOD, FLOW and WELL [a watery cognate of WALTZ and WELTER at Indo-European “root” wel (to turn, roll)]. For a PL flowing root see 'ARCHIPELAGO."

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