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Etymology 1Edit

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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

el (plural els)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L/l.
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

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Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviation

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

el (plural els)

  1. (US) An elevated train, especially for specific systems such as the metro in Chicago.
TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille, possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *illus. Compare Daco-Romanian el.

PronounEdit

el m

  1. (third-person masculine singular pronoun) he

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille.

PronunciationEdit

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ArticleEdit

el m sg (feminine la, neuter lo, masculine plural los, feminine plural les)

  1. (definite) the

Usage notesEdit

  • The article el contracts to l’ before a word beginning with a vowel or h: l'asturianu (the Asturian), l'hermanu (the brother)
  • The article el contracts to ’l after a word that ends in a vowel, if the following word begins with a consonant.

Derived termsEdit


BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

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ContractionEdit

el

  1. e (preposition “in”) + ul (indefinite article “a(n)”)
  2. e (preposition “in”) + al (definite article “the”)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier lo, from Vulgar Latin illum, from Latin ille. The initial e- was inserted as an epenthetic vowel after the unstressed -o had begun to be dropped.

PronunciationEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • es (salat) in Balearic dialects.
  • lo (colloquial) in North occidental dialects.

ArticleEdit

el m (feminine la, masculine plural els, feminine plural les)

  1. the; masculine singular definite article

Usage notesEdit

Before a word that begins with a vowel or h-, the form l' is used.

See alsoEdit

  • en, masculine singular definite article for given names.

PronounEdit

el (proclitic, contracted l', enclitic lo, contracted enclitic 'l)

  1. him (direct object)

DeclensionEdit


Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

el

  1. hand, forearm
  2. ell

DeclensionEdit

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DalmatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille, illud.

ArticleEdit

el

  1. the; masculine singular definite article

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DanishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse elri (alder).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

el c (singular definite ellen, plural indefinite elle)

  1. alder
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Introduced in the 1940’s after Swedish el, abbreviation of elektricitet (electricity).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

el c (singular definite ellen, not used in plural form)

  1. electricity
SynonymsEdit

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

el f, m (plural ellen, diminutive elletje n)

  1. (archaic) yard (unit of measurement)

Derived termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Obscure; may be derived from Latin ex ("out of").

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

el

  1. made of
    Tio estas ĉemizo el silko
    This is a shirt made of silk.
  2. from (of)
    El kie vi venis?
    Mi venis el Nov-Jorko.
    Where did you come from?
    I came from New York.
    • 1906, Louis de Beaufront, Grammaire et exercices de la langue internationale espéranto:
      Li estas la plej riĉa homo el la mondo.
      He is the richest man in the world.
    • 1906, Louis de Beaufront, Grammaire et exercices de la langue internationale espéranto:
      Li estas la malplej riĉa el ni.
      He is the least rich of us.

AntonymsEdit

  • al (to)

Derived termsEdit



GalicianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille (that).

PronounEdit

el m nominative and oblique (dative lle, accusative o)

  1. he (masculine singular third-person personal pronoun)

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

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AdverbEdit

el

  1. off
    El a kezekkel!
    Hands off!
  2. away
    Anna elment? Nem ment el.
    Has Anna left? No, she has not.

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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

el

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ala

IdoEdit

PronounEdit

el

  1. Alternative form of elu.

IstriotEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin illum < ille.

PronounEdit

el

  1. he (third-person singular masculine personal pronoun)
    • 1877, Antonio Ive, Canti popolari istriani: raccolti a Rovigno, volume 5, Ermanno Loescher, page 128:
      Ch’in tu’l su’ fassulito el me metasse.
      That into his handkerchief he would put me.

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin ille.

ArticleEdit

el m sg (feminine la)

  1. the

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

el (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter L.

Usage notesEdit

  • Multiple Latin names for the letter L, l have been suggested. The most common is el or a syllabic l, although there is some evidence which also supports, as names for the letter, , ll, əl, , and even (in the fourth- or fifth-century first Antinoë papyrus, which gives Greek transliterations of the Latin names of the Roman alphabet’s letters) ιλλε (ille).

Coordinate termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Arthur E. Gordon, The Letter Names of the Latin Alphabet (University of California Press, 1973; volume 9 of University of California Publications: Classical Studies), especially pages 30–31, 42–44, and 63

LatvianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

el m (invariable)

  1. The Latvian name of the Latin script letter L/l.

See alsoEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *elli, from Proto-Germanic *aljaz.

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

el

  1. other, another

AdverbEdit

el

  1. else, otherwise

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille.

PronounEdit

el

  1. he (third-person singular subject pronoun)
  2. it (third-person singular subject pronoun)

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

el m

  1. el, the letter L

Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • enl (very rare)

ContractionEdit

el

  1. contraction of en + le (in the)
    • circa 1250, Marie de France, Equitan
      m'est une anguisse el quer ferue, ki tut le cors me fet trembler
      Such a pain has pierced my heart, that makes my whole body quiver

Old PortugueseEdit

PronounEdit

el

  1. apocopic form of ele

PortugueseEdit

ArticleEdit

el m sg

  1. Only used in el-rei: the

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *illus, from Latin ille.

PronounEdit

el m (third-person singular, plural ei)

  1. he

DeclensionEdit

Nominative
el
Accusative
stressed unstressed
el îl
Genitive
lui
Singular Plural
m & n f m f & n
său sa săi sale
Dative
stressed unstressed
lui îi
Reflexive
Accusative Dative
stressed unstressed stressed unstressed
sine se sie or sieși își

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

  • ea (third-person feminine singular)
  • ei (third-person masculine plural)
  • ele (third-person feminine plural)

See alsoEdit


RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ille.

PronounEdit

el

  1. he

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin ille.

ArticleEdit

el (plural: los; feminine: la; plural feminine: las; neuter: lo)

  1. Masculine singular definite article; the.
Usage notesEdit
  • The prepositions de and a contract with el, unless el is part of a proper noun.
El misionario se fue a El Salvador para predicar al Salvador.
The missionary went to El Salvador to preach to the Savior.
  • The definite Spanish articles can replace posessive pronouns.
Tengo las manos sucias.
My hands are dirty.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Spanish ela, from Latin illa.

ArticleEdit

el (plural: las) f

  1. Feminine singular definite article used before nouns which start with a stressed /a/:
    el alma, pl. las almas
    el hacha, pl. las hachas

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

A contraction of elektricitet or elektrisk, that must have taken place between 1920 and 1975. SAOB (letter E edited in 1921) does not mention this, but does mention the prefix elektro-. Lilla Focus (1961) mentions el- as a prefix, but not as a word of its own.

The use of "el" as a stand-alone word (not just a prefix) was discussed in Teknisk Tidskrift, 15 December 1934, referring to a proposal from "Fera", Föreningen för elektricitetens rationella användning, an association of electric power grid operators.

Man framhåller nämligen med bestämdhet, att "el" ej får betraktas som förkortning utan som en beteckning för allt som har med elektricitet att göra, avsedd att brukas enbart eller i sammansättningar som prefix eller suffix och aldrig tillsammans med punkt och bindestreck. Språkligt sett, kan väl ordet närmast betraktas som en ellips
Teknisk Tidskrift, 15 December 1934

NounEdit

el c

  1. electricity, electric current or power; Contraction of elektricitet. or elektrisk
    • 1957, used as a prefix, §14, Lag (1957:262) om allmän energiskatt
      elektrisk kraft som förbrukas för el-, gas-, värme- eller vattenförsörjning i andra kommuner
      electric power which is used for the supply of electricity, gas, heating or water in other municipalities
    • 1975, Håkan Winberg (m), speaking in the Riksdag on May 27 (protocol, page 264)
      Vidare är den del av marknaden som har den högsta betalningsförmågan, dvs. hushållen, inriktad på användning av el.
      Also the part of the market which has the highest purchasing power, i.e. the households, is set for the use of electricity.
    • 1980, Rune Torwald (c), speaking in the Riksdag on January 11 (protocol, page 46)
      När man använder så stor andel av elen till att värma upp bostäder som ju bara utnyttjas vintertid och inte på sommaren, så får man stora säsongvariationer.
      When using so large a portion of the electricity to heat homes, something which is only used in the winter and not in the summer, one will get large seasonal variations.

DeclensionEdit

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TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Turkic élig (“hand”), from Proto-Turkic *alı-, *ạl- (to take).

NounEdit

el (definite accusative eli, plural eller)

  1. hand

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

el (definite accusative eli, plural eller)

  1. a foreign person

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Turkic él, from Proto-Turkic. Cognate with alan.

NounEdit

el (definite accusative eli, plural eller)

  1. country, homeland, province
DeclensionEdit

VenetianEdit

ArticleEdit

el m sg (plural i)

  1. the

PronounEdit

el

  1. he, she, it used as an obligatory clitic pronoun following a verb.
    El can el magna i òsi.
    The dog (it) eats the bones.

VolapükEdit

ArticleEdit

el

  1. the (used for all proper nouns and also foreign loanwords not yet assimilated into Volapük)
    El Karl binom ziom ela Katlin.
    Karl is Katlin's uncle.

Usage notesEdit

  • The article el is used to modify any kind of noun (proper or foreign) which is itself indeclinable in Volapük. Then, whenever that noun needs to be declined, the article el which modifies it is declined in its stead.

DeclensionEdit

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