Etymology
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weal (n.1)

"well-being," Old English wela "wealth," in late Old English also "welfare, well-being," from West Germanic *welon-, from PIE root *wel- (2) "to wish, will" (see will (v.)). Related to well (adv.).

weal (n.2)

"raised mark on skin," 1821, alteration of wale (q.v.).

updated on March 23, 2014

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Definitions of weal from WordNet

weal (n.)
a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions;
Synonyms: wale / welt / wheal
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