13th cent. From Latin lana 'id.'
From Proto-Italic *wlānā- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *h2u̯lh1-neh2- "wool," literally "pluckings." From the root *h2u̯elh1- "to pluck."
Romance: Western Vulgar Latin: Asturian llana, Portuguese la, Galician la, Catalan llana, French laine, Italian lana; Eastern Vulgar Latin: Aromanian lãnã, Romanian lână; Sardinian: lana
Italic: Latin vellus "fleece" (Hu̯elh1-no-)
Indo-European: Celtic: Middle Irish olann "wool," Old Welsh gulan 'id.,' Middle Breton glan 'id.,' Old Cornish gluan 'id.;' Germanic: Gothic wulla 'id.,' Old Norse ull 'id.,' Old High German wolla 'id.,' Old English wull (English wool); Balto-Slavic: Old Church Slavonic vlьna 'id.,' Russian vólna, Old Prussian wilna "skirt," Lithuanian vìlna "wool," Latvian vil̃na 'id.;' Hellenic: Ancient Greek λῆνος (lênos) "wool;" Indo-Iranian: Sanskrit ū́rṇā- "wool," Avestan varənā- 'id.;' Anatolian: Hittite ḫulana- "wool," Cuneiform Luwian ḫulan-a/i- 'id.'