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- wealth:  The now virtually defunct weal [OE] meant ‘welfare’, and also ‘riches’; it was descended from prehistoric West Germanic *welon, a derivative of the same base as produced English well. The abstract-noun suffix -th was added to it in early Middle English to produce wealth. This also originally meant ‘welfare, well-being’ as well as ‘riches’, a sense which now survives only in the compound commonwealth .
- wealth (n.)
- mid-13c., "happiness," also "prosperity in abundance of possessions or riches," from Middle English wele "well-being" (see weal (n.1)) on analogy of health.
- 1. Economic reform has brought relative wealth to peasant farmers.
- 2. There are easier ways to encourage the even spread of wealth.
- 3. Sid'samazing wealth comes from holdings in oil, gas, land and property.
- 4. They drove around in Rolls-Royces, openly flaunting their wealth.
- 5. There really is a wealth of unrecognised talent out there.
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