See also: els, ELs, Els, èls, and eļš

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-els m pl

  1. plural of -el; masculine plural of -elle; masculine of -elles;

Low German edit

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /əlsə/, [əlts], [əlz]

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-els n

  1. Alternative form of -else

Usage notes edit

  • 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.

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Etymology edit

A metathetic form of Proto-West Germanic *-islī.

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-els m

  1. (masculine suffix for inanimate objects) suffix creating nouns from verbs
    rǣdelsguess, advice, riddle
    rēcelsincense, frankincense
    miercelsmark, sign, aim, marked spot
    wǣfelscovering, cloak, garment
    byrgelsburial, sepulchre, tomb

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  • English: -le (riddle), -l (bail), -al (burial), -sel (wheatsel)