Other Word Forms of Wale
Origin of Wale
Middle English wal, wale, from Old Norse val (“choice”), from Proto-Germanic *walą, *walō (“desire, choice”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)welə- (“to choose, wish”). Akin to Old Norse velja (“to choose”), Old High German wala "choice" (German wählen "to choose"), Old English willan (“to want”). More at will.
From Middle English wale, from Old English walu (“ridge, bank; rib, comb (of helmet); metal ridge on top of helmet; weal, mark of a blow”), from Proto-Germanic *waluz (“stick, root”), from Proto-Indo-European *welʷ- (“to turn, wind, roll”). Akin to Low German wāle; Old Norse vala (“knuckle”).
Middle English from Old English variant of walu wel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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