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Definitions and meaning of el

el

Translingual

Symbol

el

  1. ISO abbreviation language code for Greek language (ISO 639-1 language code EL).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/

Etymology 1

From Middle English, from Old English el, from Latin el (the name of the letter L).

Alternative forms

  • L
  • ell

Noun

el (plural els)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.
Translations

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) letter; a, bee, cee, dee, e, ef, gee, aitch, i, jay, kay, el, em, en, o, pee, cue, ar, ess, tee, u, vee, double-u, ex, wye, zee / zed

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • L

Noun

el (plural els)

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

Etymology 3

Noun

el (plural els)

  1. (informal, humorous, chiefly Internet slang) the

Anagrams

  • -le, LE, Le, LαE, le

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin ille (that one).

Pronoun

el

  1. him (direct object)

Synonyms

  • lo

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • elu

Etymology

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

Pronoun

el m (plural elj)

  1. (third-person masculine singular pronoun, nominative form) he

Synonyms

  • nãs

Pronoun

el m

  1. (long/stressed accusative form) him

Related terms

  • ea/ia (feminine equivalent (third-person singular nominative))
  • elj (masculine or mixed plural), eali (feminine plural)
  • ãl/ul/lu (masculine singular accusative- short/unstressed form)
  • (a) lui (masculine singular genitive and masculine singular dative- long/stressed form)
  • ãlj/ilj/lji (masculine singular dative- short/unstressed form)

See also

  • io/iou, mini (first-person singular)
  • tu, tini (second-person singular)
  • noi (first-person plural)
  • voi (second-person plural)
  • nãsh, elj (third-person (masculine or mixed) plural)

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin ille, illum.

Pronunciation

Article

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

  1. (definite) the

Usage notes

  • 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 terms


Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *ēl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/

Noun

el (definite accusative eli, plural ellər)

  1. (somewhat poetic) people
  2. (somewhat poetic) country, land
  3. (somewhat poetic) tract, region, district, province

Declension


Breton

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

Contraction

el

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

Catalan

Alternative forms

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

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /əl/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /el/

Article

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

  1. the; definite article
  2. neuter definite article used to make abstract nouns from adjectives; the; what, that which

Usage notes

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

See also

  • en, masculine singular definite article for given names.

Pronoun

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

  1. him (direct object)

Declension

Further reading

  • “el” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “el” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “el” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “el” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Cornish

Noun

el m (plural eledh)

  1. angel

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

Noun

el

  1. hand, forearm
  2. ell

Declension

References

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛl]

Noun

el n

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.

Further reading

  • el in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • el in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dalmatian

Alternative forms

  • lo

Etymology

From Latin ille, illud.

Article

el

  1. the; masculine singular definite article

Related terms

  • i
  • la

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse elri (alder), cf. ǫlr (compare Icelandic elri, Swedish al, Norwegian Bokmål older), from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare English alder), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/, [ɛlˀ]

Noun

el c (singular definite ellen, plural indefinite elle)

  1. alder
Inflection

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/, [ɛl]

Noun

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

  1. electricity
Synonyms
  • strøm

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch elne, elle. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/
  • Hyphenation: el
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun

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

  1. (archaic) A unit of measurement corresponding to about 69 cm.

Derived terms

  • ellenlang

Emilian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/
  • Hyphenation: el

Pronoun

el (personal)

  1. (nominative case, feminine) they
  2. (accusative case, feminine) them

Alternative forms

  • Becomes elj- before a vowel.
  • Becomes -li when acting as an enclitic.

Related terms


Esperanto

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/

Preposition

el

  1. made of
  2. from (of)

Antonyms

  • al (to)

Derived terms


Galician

Etymology

From Latin ille (that).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈel/

Pronoun

el m (accusative o, dative lle)

  1. he

Usage notes

The accusative form o has variant forms lo and no. These alternative forms appear depending on the ending of the preceding word. The form lo is used when the preceding word ends in -r or -s. The no form is used when the preceding word ends in -u or a diphthong. These alternative forms are then suffixed to the preceding word.

The accusative also forms contractions when it immediately follows an indirect object pronoun. For example, Dou che o (I gave you it) contracts to Dou cho.

Related terms

  • ela
  • elas
  • eles

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese ele. Cognate with Kabuverdianu el.

Pronoun

el

  1. he, she (third person singular).

Hungarian

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɛl]
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Adverb

el

  1. off
  2. away

Derived terms

  • elvégre

See also

  • el-
  • ell

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛːl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːl

Verb

el

  1. first-person singular present indicative of ala

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/, /ɛl/

Pronoun

el (plural eli, possessive elua, possessive plural elui)

  1. Apocopic form of elu; she, her

See also


Istriot

Etymology 1

From Latin illum < ille.

Pronoun

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.

Related terms

  • gila

Etymology 2

From Latin ille.

Article

el m sg (feminine la)

  1. the

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/, [el̺]
  • Hyphenation: él

Determiner

el m

  1. (before a consonant) Apocopic form of ello

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese ele.

Pronoun

el

  1. he, she (third person singular).

Kabyle

Verb

el (verbal noun ayla)

  1. (obsolete) to have, own, possess
    Synonyms: sɛu, ɣur
  2. (obsolete) to belong to

Usage notes

This verb's conjugation has fallen into general disuse by the 19th century, with only its past participle ilan surviving in various expressions. Its verbal noun, ayla (possession), remains in vigorous use.


Ladino

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/

Article

el (Hebrew spelling איל, plural los, feminine la)

  1. the (masculine singular)

Pronoun

el (Latin spelling, Hebrew spelling איל‎)

  1. he, it

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /el/, [ɛɫ̪]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /el/, [ɛl]

Noun

el f (indeclinable)

  1. The name of the letter L.

Usage notes

  • 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(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?), which gives Greek transliterations of the Latin names of the Roman alphabet’s letters) ιλλε (ille).

Coordinate terms

  • (Latin-script letter names) littera; ā, bē, cē, dē, ē, ef, gē, hā, ī, kā, el, em, en, ō, pē, kū, er, es, tē, ū, ix / īx / ex, ȳ / ī graeca / ȳpsīlon, zēta

References

  • el in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • 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

Latvian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɛl]

Noun

el m (invariable)

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

See also

  • Latvian letter names:
    a (A), garais ā (Ā), (B), (C), čē (Č), (D), e (E), garais ē (Ē), ef (F), (G), ģē (Ģ), (H), i (I), garais ī (Ī), (J), (K), ķē (Ķ), el (L), (Ļ), em (M), en (N), (Ņ), o (O), (P), er (R), es (S), (Š), (T), u (U), garais ū (Ū), (V), (Z), žē (Ž)

Leonese

Etymology

From Latin ille.

Article

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

  1. the (definite article)

Usage notes

  • The prepositions a, de, pa, cun, en and pur contract with el, unless el is part of a proper noun.
    a + ‎el → ‎al
    de + ‎el → ‎del
    pa + ‎el → ‎pal
    cun + ‎el → ‎cul
    en + ‎el → ‎nel
    pur + ‎el → ‎pul
  • The article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h:
  • The article 'el contracts to 'l after a word that ends in a vowel, if the following word begins with a consonant.

Middle Dutch

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/

Determiner

el

  1. other, another

Adverb

el

  1. else, otherwise
  2. elsewhere

Further reading

  • “el (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “el, els”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “el (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “el (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Middle English

Noun

el

  1. Alternative form of ele

Middle Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eːl/

Verb

el

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of mynet

Mirandese

Pronoun

el

  1. he

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from Swedish el.

Noun

el

  1. short form of elektrisitet, elektrisk, elektro-, used mainly in compound words. It is treated as a noun rather than a prefix, in the same manner as Swedish.

Derived terms

  • elbil
  • elmotor

References

  • “el” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Swedish el.

Noun

el n

  1. short form of elektrisitet, elektrisk, elektro-, used mainly in compound words. It is treated as a noun rather than a prefix, in the same manner as Swedish.
Derived terms
  • elbil
  • elmotor

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

el

  1. present tense of ala and ale

References

  • “el” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology

From Old Occitan [Term?], from Latin ille.

Pronoun

el

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

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/

Noun

el m

  1. el, the letter L

Old French

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • enl (very rare)

Contraction

el

  1. contraction of en + le (in the)

Etymology 2

Latin alius.

Pronoun

el

  1. something else

Old Norse

Verb

el

  1. first-person singular active present indicative of ala

Old Portuguese

Pronoun

el

  1. Apocopic form of ele
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 14 (facsimile):
      fugiu con el a Egipto. terra de Reẏ Faraon.
      ran away with him to Egypt, land of the Pharaoh king.

Portuguese

Etymology

Akin to Spanish el.

Article

el m sg

  1. Only used in el-rei: the

Romanian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illus, from Latin ille.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jel/

Pronoun

el m (third-person singular, plural ei, feminine equivalent ea)

  1. (nominative form) he

Declension

Synonyms

  • dumnealui (polite form)

Pronoun

el m (stressed accusative form of el)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as "pe", "cu", "la", or "pentru") him

Related terms

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

See also


Romansch

Etymology

From Latin ille.

Pronoun

el

  1. he

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈel/

Etymology 1

From Latin ille.

Article

el (plural los, feminine la, feminine plural las, neuter lo)

  1. Masculine singular definite article; the.
Usage notes
  • The prepositions de and a contract with el, unless el is part of a proper noun.
  • Spanish definite articles are used in some contexts where English uses possessive pronouns.

Derived terms

  • el que
  • el que sea
Related terms
  • él
  • le
  • lo

Etymology 2

From Old Spanish ela, from Latin illa.

Article

el (feminine plural las)

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

Further reading

  • “el” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Anagrams

  • le

Swedish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /eːl/

Noun

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.

Declension

Related terms

  • elanvändning
  • elavbrott
  • elkabel
  • elkraft
  • elmätare
  • elnät
  • elöverföring
  • elöverkänslig
  • elsäkerhet
  • elstängsel
  • elström
  • elverk

Anagrams

  • le

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /el/, /əl/

Etymology 1

From Old Turkic élig (“hand”), from Proto-Turkic *alı-, *ạl- (to take) or *el;-ig ("hand"). Cognates with Uzbek ilik, Turkmen el, Gagauz el and Sary-Yughur ɨlɨɣ.

Noun

el (definite accusative eli, plural eller)

  1. hand

Etymology 2

Noun

el (definite accusative eli, plural eller)

  1. a foreign person

Etymology 3

From Old Turkic él, from Proto-Turkic *ēl.

Noun

el (definite accusative eli, plural eller)

  1. country, homeland, province
Declension

Venetian

Alternative forms

  • al (Belluno)

Etymology

From Latin illum < ille.

Article

el m sg (plural i)

  1. the

Related terms

  • ła

Pronoun

el

  1. he, she, it used as an obligatory clitic pronoun following a verb.

Volapük

Article

el

  1. the (used for all proper nouns and also foreign loanwords not yet assimilated into Volapük)

Usage notes

  • 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.

Declension

Derived terms

  • hiel
  • jiel

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl/

Noun

el f (plural eliau)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.

Mutation

See also

  • (Latin-script letter names) llythyren; a, bi, ec, èch, di, èdd, e, èf, èff, èg, eng, aetsh, i/i dot, je, ce, el, èll, em, en, o, pi, ffi, ciw, er, rhi, ès, ti, èth, u/u bedol, fi, w, ecs, y, sèd (Category: cy:Latin letter names)

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

From Old Norse eldr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /éːl/, /íːl/
    Rhymes: -éːl, -ɪ́ːl

Noun

el m (definite singular eln)

  1. fire
Alternative forms
  • il
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse ertla

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /èːl/, /èlː/
    Rhymes: -èːl, -èlː

Noun

el f (definite singular ela)

  1. a bird of the family Motacillidae
Derived terms
  • sesel
  • trȯhnuel

References

  • Larsson, Evert, Söderström, Sven, “eld s. e:l” and “ärla s. ê:l”, in Hössjömålet : ordbok över en sydvästerbottnisk dialekt [The Hössjö speech: dictionary of a southern Westrobothnian dialect] (in Swedish) →ISBN, page 95 and 221

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (US) an elevated railroad.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)