- Creating, from a verb, a noun which is created by the action of this verb (not necessarily one with which the verb is supposed to be done).
- Backels (“pastry”): that which is baked (in a wider sense anything baked like bread and cakes) — from backen (“to bake”)
- Radels (“riddle”): that which is guessed — from raden (“to guess”); compare German Rätsel, Dutch raadsel, Old English rǣdelse
- Riemels (“rhyme”): that which is rhymed — from riemen (“to rhyme”)
- Some dictionaries whose authors lack knowledge of Middle Low German or southern Low German dialects (i.e. do not know about the original form -else) might mistake this ending as having a plural -s and thus either create a pseudo-singular or mistake it for a plurale tantum.
- Some words might show a variant form which is not in general use, like -elsch or -sel. For example, the word Schüddels is more commonly found as Schüddelsch, and the word Fegels has nearly disappeared and gave place to its variant Feegsel.
- (masculine suffix for inanimate objects) suffix creating nouns from verbs
Declension of -els (strong a-stem)
- English -le