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Yes. The word sel is a Scrabble US word. The word sel is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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Is sel a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word sel is a Scrabble UK word and has 3 points:

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3 letters words from 'sel'

ELS 3LES 3
SEL 3 

2 letters words from 'sel'

EL 2ES 2

All 3 letters words made out of sel

sel esl sle lse els les

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Definitions and meaning of sel

sel

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch cel, from Middle Dutch celle, from Latin cella.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛl/

Noun

sel (plural selle)

  1. cell (element of a table)
  2. cell (basic unit of a living organism)
  3. cell (small room, especially in a jail or prison)

Derived terms

  • selmaat

Cahuilla

Alternative forms

  • sé'ish

Noun

sél

  1. flower

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛl]
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1

Verb

sel

  1. masculine singular past participle of sít

Etymology 2

Noun

sel

  1. genitive plural of selo

Anagrams

  • Els
  • les

Extremaduran

Verb

sel

  1. to be

French

Etymology

From Middle French sel, from Old French sel, from Latin sāl, salem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂l-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɛl/
  • Homophones: celle, celles, selle, sellent, selles, sels

Noun

sel m (plural sels)

  1. table salt, i.e. sodium chloride (NaCl)
  2. (chemistry) salt
  3. (in the plural) smelling salts

Derived terms

  • fleur de sel

Related terms

  • saler

Further reading

  • “sel” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • les, lès, lés

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch cel (cell), from Middle Dutch celle, from Latin cella.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛl]
  • Hyphenation: sèl

Noun

sɛl (plural, first-person possessive selku, second-person possessive selmu, third-person possessive selnya)

  1. cell
    1. a small room or compartment
      1. prison cell
      2. cloister cell
    2. basic unit of a living organism
    3. the basic unit of a battery

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “sel” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French sel.

Noun

sel m (plural sels)

  1. salt

Descendants

  • French: sel

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse selr.

Noun

sel m (definite singular selen, indefinite plural seler, definite plural selene)

  1. a seal (marine mammal)

See also

  • sjøløve
  • hvalross, kvalross

References

  • “sel” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse selr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seːl/
  • Homophone: sæl

Noun

sel m (definite singular selen, indefinite plural selar, definite plural selane)

  1. a seal (marine mammal)

Derived terms

  • grønlandssel
  • ringsel

See also

  • sjøløve
  • kvalross

References

  • “sel” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *salą, from Indo-European. Cognate with Old High German sal, German Saal (hall, large room), Old Saxon sal, Dutch zaal. Compare sele, from a Germanic variant stem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sel/

Noun

sel n

  1. room, great hall, (large) house, castle
Related terms
  • anseld
  • bēagsel, bēagsele
  • carseld
  • eþelseld
  • geselda
  • meduseld
  • seld, sæld
  • selda
  • seldguma
  • sumorselde
  • winterseld
Descendants
  • English: sele, seel

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seːl/

Adjective

sēl (comparative sēlla, superlative sēlest)

  1. good, noble
Declension
Related terms
  • medsēlþ

References

  • sel in John R. Clark Hall (1916) A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd ed.
  • sel in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary

Old French

Etymology

From Latin sāl, salem.

Noun

sel m (oblique plural seaus or seax or siaus or siax or sels, nominative singular seaus or seax or siaus or siax or sels, nominative plural sel)

  1. salt

Descendants

  • Middle French: sel
    • French: sel
  • Norman: , saïl
  • Walloon:

Old Norse

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *salją, diminutive of either *salą or *saliz.

Noun

sel n

  1. shed on a mountain pasture
Declension
Descendants

References

  • sel in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

sel

  1. indefinite accusative singular of selr (seal)

Verb

sel

  1. inflection of selja (to sell):
    1. first-person singular active present indicative
    2. second-person singular active imperative

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) sal

Etymology

From Latin sāl, sālem, from Proto-Indo-European *séh₂ls.

Noun

sel m

  1. (Puter) salt

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English self, silf, sulf, from Old English self, seolf, sylf, from Proto-Germanic *selbaz.

Noun

sel

  1. self

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *sъlъ, from the same root as sláti.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sə́l/, /sə́ʋ/

Noun

sə̏l or sə̏ł m anim

  1. messenger

Inflection


Tok Pisin

Etymology 1

From English sail.

Noun

sel

  1. sail
  2. canvas; tarpaulin
Derived terms
  • haus sel
Descendants
  • Rotokas: siel

Verb

sel

  1. to sail

Etymology 2

From English shell.

Noun

sel

  1. shell
  2. shellfish

Etymology 3

From English cell.

Noun

sel

  1. cell (biology)

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish سل(sel), a vulgar variant of سیل(seyl), from Arabic سَيْل(sayl).

Noun

sel

  1. flood

References

  • Meninski, Franciszek à Mesgnien (1680), “sel”, in Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae, praecipuas earum opes à Turcis peculiariter usurpatas continens, nimirum Lexicon Turkico-Arabico-Persicum, Vienna, column 2647
  • Meninski, Franciszek à Mesgnien (1680), “sel”, in Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, Turcicae, Arabicae, Persicae, praecipuas earum opes à Turcis peculiariter usurpatas continens, nimirum Lexicon Turkico-Arabico-Persicum, Vienna, column 2735

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  • SEKOS, (Greek) a sacred enclosure in an ancient Egyptian temple.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)