el-

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From el(from).

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el-

  1. from
  2. all the way, to a significant degree of completion, up

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Hungarian[edit]

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el-

  1. (verbal prefix) indicates actions whose direction is pointing away from the speaker, either literally or figuratively
    megy(to go, to walk)elmegy(to go away)
    vet(to throw, to cast)elvet(to dismiss, to rule out, to throw out (a plan or a possible solution))
    néz(to look)elnéz(to excuse, to forgive)
  2. (verbal prefix) indicates the unsuccessful or inaccurate completion of an action
    ír(to write)elír(to misspell)
    számol(to calculate)elszámol(to miscalculate)
    néz(to look)elnéz(to overlook)
  3. (verbal prefix) indicates separation, deprivation, etc.
    lop(to steal something)ellop(to steal something from someone)
    zár(to lock)elzár(to lock away, to store something securely)
  4. (verbal prefix) indicates perfection
    alszik(to sleep)elalszik(to fall asleep)
    éget(to burn)eléget(to burn away, to destroy completely by burning)
    játszik(to act)eljátszik(to act out)
    fogy(to decrease, to diminish (in size, quantity, etc.))elfogy(to get used up)
  5. (verbal prefix) indicates continuity over a long period of time
    áll(to stand)eláll((for food) to remain fresh, not to get spoiled)
    van(to be, to exist)elvan(to entertain/amuse oneself)
    néz(to look)elnéz(to observe something, to watch)
    játszik(to play)eljátszik(to play for a long time)

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ali-, *alji-, *alja-(other), from Proto-Indo-European *al-(beyond, other). Akin to Old Saxon and Old High German eli- (German el-), Old Norse alja-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

el-

  1. forming words with sense of "strange", "other" or "else", compare elþēodiġ(strange, foreign), ellende(in a foreign land); elcor(elsewhere). See eldritch