eel

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See also: Eel, e'el, eʼel, eel-, and -eel

English[edit]

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an eel
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ele, from Old English ǣl (eel), from Proto-West Germanic *āl, from Proto-Germanic *ēlaz (eel), which is of unknown origin.

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Noun[edit]

eel (plural eels)

  1. Any freshwater or marine fish of the order Anguilliformes, which are elongated and resemble snakes.
  2. The European eel, Anguilla anguilla.

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Verb[edit]

eel (third-person singular simple present eels, present participle eeling, simple past and past participle eeled)

  1. To fish for eels.
  2. To move with a sinuous motion like that of an eel.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

eel

  1. adessive singular of esi

Ingrian[edit]

Spacial inflection of eel
↗○ allative eelle
adessive eel
○↘ ablative eelt

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *edellä. Cognates include Finnish edellä.

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Postposition[edit]

eel (+ genitive)

  1. (of location) before, in front of

References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 38

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

eel

  1. Alternative form of ele

Mopan Maya[edit]

Verb[edit]

eel

  1. to know, to have knowledge of

References[edit]

  • Hofling, Charles Andrew (2011). Mopan Maya–Spanish–English Dictionary, University of Utah Press.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse elda.

Verb[edit]

eel

  1. To make fire, to keep a fire for warmth.
    hån ele för nåtta
    He made fire for the night.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

eel m pl

  1. nominative & accusative indefinite plural of el