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Etymology 1

From Middle English walten, from Old English wæltan, weltan, wieltan, wyltan, wiltan, from Proto-Germanic *waltijaną (to roll; roll about), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn; wind; twist). Cognate with German wälzen (to wallow; roll), Danish vælte (to tumble; overthrow), Swedish välta (to roll; tumble over; overthrow). Related to waltz.

Alternative forms

  • vault


walt (third-person singular simple present walts, present participle walting, simple past and past participle walted)

  1. (intransitive, dialectal or obsolete) To roll; tumble
  2. (transitive, dialectal or obsolete) To turn; cast; hurl; fling; overturn
Derived terms
  • rewalt
  • walter

Etymology 2

From Middle English *walt, from Old English *wealt (attested in unwealt (not given to roll; steady)), from Proto-Germanic *waltaz (changing; unstable), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to turn; wind; twist).


walt (comparative more walt, superlative most walt)

  1. (archaic, nautical) unsteady; crank
Derived terms
  • walty

Old High German


From Proto-Germanic *waldą, whence also Old English weald, Old Norse vald


walt m

  1. authority


walt f

  1. authority


  • German: Gewalt
    • verwalten (to manage)
      • Verwalter (manager, care-taker)
  • Yiddish: געוואַלד(gevald)

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