ellen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English elne, ellen, from Old English ellen (zeal, strength, power, vigor, valor, courage, fortitude, strife, contention), from Proto-Germanic *aljaną (zeal, power, courage), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (to burn). Cognate with Middle High German ellen (strength, manhood), Middle Low German ellen (strength, power, courage, vigor, bravery), Icelandic elja (endurance, energy).

Noun[edit]

ellen (plural ellens)

  1. (obsolete) Zeal.
  2. (obsolete) Strength; courage.
  3. (theology) Strength vouchsafed; comfort; grace.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ellen c

  1. singular definite of el

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈelːen]
  • Hyphenation: el‧len

Conjunction[edit]

ellen

  1. if I not, unless I
    Ellen syö, jään nälkäiseksi.
    If I don't eat, I will stay hungry.

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛlːɛn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: el‧len

Noun[edit]

ellen (plural ellenek)

  1. enemy (short form of ellenség)
  2. opponent (short form of ellenfél)

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ellen

  1. against

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ellen (masculine ellenen, feminine ellen, neuter ellent)

  1. ugly

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aljaną. Cognate with Old Saxon ellan, Old High German ellan, Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽 (aljan), Old Norse eljan (Icelandic elja).

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ellen n (genitive elnes)

  1. strength, courage, bravery