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  1. (metrology) Symbol for exaliter (exalitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 1018 liters (litres).

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/, [ɛɫ]
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  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1 edit

From Biblical Hebrew אֵל (ʾēl).

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  1. Any of several major ancient Near East deities, including the supreme god of the Canaanite religion, but especially the supreme Hebrew God.
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Etymology 2 edit

Clipping of elevated.

Proper noun edit

El (plural Els)

  1. (transport, slang) Any one of several specific elevated railways.
    The Washington Street El was torn down in 1987.
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Tocharian B edit

Etymology edit

Possibly from an Uyghur word meaning "stem". (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun edit

El ?

  1. an unknown-gender given name

Further reading edit

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013) “El”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, page 103