See also: ell, ELL, êll, and 'e'll

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French -el.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɛl]
  • (file)

SuffixEdit

-ell

  1. pertaining or adhering to; adjectival suffix attaching to nouns

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-e- +‎ -ll

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ell

  1. (instantaneous suffix, rare) Added to a verb to form a new verb expressing instantaneous action. It is no longer productive in this sense.
    szökell (to leap)
  2. (verb-forming suffix) Added to an adjective to form a verb meaning "to consider/find/think as". In this sense, it is still productive.
    kevés (few)kevesell (to find something too little or insufficient)

Usage notesEdit

  • (all senses) Harmonic variants:
    -ll is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á.
    drága (expensive)drágáll (to find something expensive)
    -oll is added to a few back-vowel words
    nagy (big)nagyoll (to find something too big)
    -all is added to most back-vowel words
    sok (many)sokall (to find something too much)
    -ell is added to front-vowel words
    kevés (few)kevesell (to find something too little or insufficient)

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SwedishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ell

  1. -al, of or pertaining to; making an adjective based on a noun

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Cornish -ell.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ell f (plural -ellau)

  1. instrument, tool
    rhathu (rub, scrape) + ‎-ell → ‎rhathell (file, rasp)
    bys (finger) + ‎-ell → ‎bysell ((computer keyboard) key)
    allwedd ((house, piano) key) + ‎-ell → ‎allweddell (keyboard)
  2. diminutive suffix
    traeth (beach) + ‎-ell → ‎traethell (strand, sandbank)
    pib (pipe) + ‎-ell → ‎pibell (pipe)
  3. female or young animal
    iwrch (roe deer) + ‎-ell → ‎iyrchell (female or young roe deer)

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Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “-ell”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies