ela

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See also: Ela, ELA, èla, elã, elä, eła, -ela, and E-la

Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

ela f (plural eles)

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

Derived terms[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ela, from Latin illa (that), feminine of ille. The dative is from Old Portuguese lle, from Latin illī.

Pronoun[edit]

ela m (accusative a, dative lle)

  1. she

Usage notes[edit]

The accusative form a has variant forms la and na. These alternative forms appear depending on the ending of the preceding word. The form la is used when the preceding word ends in -r or -s. The na 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 a (I gave you it) contracts to Dou cha.

Related terms[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal ela, from Latin illa, feminine of ille.

Pronoun[edit]

ela

  1. she (third-person singular subject pronoun)

Old Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illa, feminine of ille (that).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ela f (plural elas)

  1. she

Descendants[edit]

  • Galician: ela
  • Portuguese: ela

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illa, feminine of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ela

  1. she
    • c. 1130, Marcabru, pastorela:
      «Don, dis ela, qui que·m sia / Ben conosc sen o folia [...].»
      ‘Sir,’ said she, ‘whatever I may be, I can well distinguish sense and folly.’

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ela, from Latin illa, feminine of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ela f (plural elas)

  1. third-person feminine singular nominative pronoun she; it
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 227:
      Pensei que você tivesse dito que ela estava só mandando você escrever!
      I thought that you have said that she was just ordering you to write!
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 159:
      Ela sorriu encorajando-o.
      She smiled encouraging him.
    Ela está aqui perto.
    She is nearby.
  2. third-person feminine singular prepositional pronoun her
    Dei flores a ela.
    I gave her flowers.
  3. (Brazil, nonstandard) third-person feminine singular pronoun used in all positions she; it; her
    A gente encontrou ela.
    We came across her.

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ele.

See also[edit]

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Oblique Oblique
with com
Non-declining
m f m f m and f m f m f m f
Singular First eu me mim comigo
Second tu te ti contigo você
o senhor a senhora
Third ele ela o
(lo, no)
a
(la, na)
lhe ele ela com ele com ela o mesmo a mesma
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco vocês
os senhores as senhoras
Third eles elas os
(los, nos)
as
(las, nas)
lhes eles elas com eles com elas os mesmos as mesmas
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Indefinite se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Latin āla.

Noun[edit]

ela f (plural elas)

  1. (Puter) wing

Turkish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ela (comparative daha ela, superlative en ela)

  1. Hazel, greenish-brown (refers to the color of eyes).

Volapük[edit]

Article[edit]

ela

  1. genitive singular of el