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I wrote treat people well. In trying to feel more deeply about this, I wondered where the word well came from in this context. Why was this word chosen to explain and convey so much?

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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt May 21 '12 at 12:00

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

The etymology of the word well is available online. Is there more you'd like to know? If so, please edit your question to ask about that. Committees don't pick words, so it wasn't chosen as such, it's just the sound that got used by consensus. – Matt E. Эллен May 21 '12 at 12:03

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