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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 was 1+1/4 yards (45 inches or 114 cm), whereas a Scottish ell measured only about 37 inches (94 cm) and a Flemish ell was 3/4 yard (27 inches or 69 cm).
    • 1841, Charles Dickens, chapter XXX, in Barnaby Rudge:
      A homely proverb recognises the existence of a troublesome class of persons who, having an inch conceded them, will take an ell.
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, attested from the 14th century.[1]

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ell (plural ells)

  1. he

Declension

Further reading

References

  1. ^ "ell" in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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


Hungarian

Pronunciation

Noun

ell

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

Declension

Possessive forms of ell
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. ellem elljeim
2nd person sing. elled elljeid
3rd person sing. ellje elljei
1st person plural ellünk elljeink
2nd person plural elletek elljeitek
3rd person plural elljük elljeik

See also

Further reading

  • ell in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmez? szótára ('An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language'). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959-1962.
  • ell in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára ('A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language'). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006-2031 (work in progress)

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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