Origin of kvellYiddish
intransitive verbkvelled, kvell·ing, kvells
Origin of kvellYiddish kveln, to be delighted with, beam with pride, from Middle High German quellen, to gush, from Old High German quellan; akin to Old English cwylla, spring, water well.
(third-person singular simple present kvells, present participle kvelling, simple past and past participle kvelled)
From Yiddish קװעלן (kveln), from an old Germanic word akin to German quellen, "well up".