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A fun look at the meaning(s) of "wohl", it's various uses in every day German and why they are so freaking random. Seriously, what a mess this word is...
wohl, wohlhabend, obwohl, wohl wahr, sehr wohl, wohl kaum, wer wohl, zum Wohl
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The core idea of this root was:
unity, fitting together really well
From there, it slowly shifted from fitting toward the idea of good.
In German, it is also the origin of das Gitter, which is a sort of fence (fitting together) and of der Gatte and die Gattin, which are old school words for husband and wife, respectively – literally, the fitting one.