Ell
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Ell
See also: Ell, ELL, êll, 'e'll, and -ell

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English elle, elne, from Old English eln ("the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger; a unit of measure"), from Proto-Germanic *alin?, from Proto-Indo-European *Heh?l-én-eh?, from *Heh?l- ("elbow, forearm"). Cognate with Dutch el ("ell"), German Low German Ell ("ell"), German Elle ("ell"), Swedish aln ("cubit; ell"), Icelandic alin ("cubit; ell"), Latin ulna ("forearm").

Noun

ell (plural ells)

  1. (historical) A measure for cloth. An English ell equals 1.25 yards, whereas a Scottish ell measures only 1.0335 yards. A Flemish ell measured three quarters (27 inches).
Translations

Etymology 2

From the name of the letter L

Noun

ell (plural ells)

  1. (rare) The name of the Latin-script letter L.
  2. An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
  3. Something that is L-shaped.
Translations

Anagrams


Catalan

Etymology

From Latin ille.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ell (plural ells)

  1. he

Declension


Estonian

Noun

ell (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.

Faroese

Pronunciation

Noun

ell n (genitive singular els, plural ell)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.

Declension

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ell ellið ell ellini
Accusative ell ellið ell ellini
Dative elli ellinum ellum ellunum
Genitive els elsins ella ellanna

See also


Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

ell n (genitive singular ells, nominative plural ell)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.

Declension


Võro

Noun

ell (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.

Inflection

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