According to etymonline.com, the word wheel can be used as a noun or verb and has a history dating back to at least 1200 ac.wheel (n.) Old English hweol, hweogol “wheel,” from Proto-Germanic *hwewlaz (source also of Old Norse hvel, Old Swedish hiughl, Old Frisian hwel, Middle Dutch weel), from PIE *kw(e)-kwl-o- “wheel, circle,” suffixed, reduplicated form of root *kwel- (1) “revolve, move round; sojourn, dwell.” It is interesting to note all the words that have wheel in their name such as water-wheel, wheel-house, wheelchair, pin wheel, wheelie, and steering wheel.Exploring The Metaphor Of Wheel – It is not uncommon to hear someone use the phrase, “I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.” That expression has come to mean why do what has already been done and works flawlessly?
17When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.
The description is similar to that of the Mer-Ka-Ba in Egyptian texts which correlate to what some call a Hebrew chariot.
Explanations suggest that this is a light body that transports the body between space and time.
The word wheel has come to represent both literal and symbolic meanings from the inception.
Of course, there is also a more esoteric connotation such as the wheels related to the chakra wheels.