ell

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See also: Ell, ELL, êll, 'e'll, and -ell

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English elle, elne, from Old English eln (the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger; a unit of measure), from Proto-Germanic *alinō, from Proto-Indo-European *Heh₃l-én-eh₂, from *Heh₃l- (elbow, forearm). Cognate with Dutch el (ell), German Low German Ell (ell), German Elle (ell), Swedish aln (cubit; ell), Icelandic alin (cubit; ell), Latin ulna (forearm).

Noun[edit]

ell (plural ells)

  1. (historical) A measure for cloth. An English ell was 1+14 yards (45 inches), whereas a Scottish ell measured only about 37 inches and a Flemish ell was 34 yard (27 inches).
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the name of the letter L

Noun[edit]

ell (plural ells)

  1. (rare) The name of the Latin-script letter L.
  2. An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
  3. Something that is L-shaped.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ille, attested from the 14th century.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ell (plural ells)

  1. he

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ell” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ell (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

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

Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ell n (genitive singular els, plural ell)

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

Declension[edit]

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ell ellið ell ellini
Accusative ell ellið ell ellini
Dative elli ellinum ellum ellunum
Genitive els elsins ella ellanna

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ell

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative ell ellek
accusative ellet elleket
dative ellnek elleknek
instrumental ellel ellekkel
causal-final ellért ellekért
translative ellé ellekké
terminative ellig ellekig
essive-formal ellként ellekként
essive-modal
inessive ellben ellekben
superessive ellen elleken
adessive ellnél elleknél
illative ellbe ellekbe
sublative ellre ellekre
allative ellhez ellekhez
elative ellből ellekből
delative ellről ellekről
ablative elltől ellektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
ellé elleké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
elléi ellekéi
Possessive forms of ell
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. ellem elljeim
2nd person sing. elled elljeid
3rd person sing. ellje elljei
1st person plural ellünk elljeink
2nd person plural elletek elljeitek
3rd person plural elljük elljeik

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Further reading[edit]

  • ell in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • ell in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ell n (genitive singular ells, nominative plural ell)

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

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Võro[edit]

Noun[edit]

ell (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

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

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.