elle

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See also: Elle, êlle, ellē, -elle, and élle

Corsican[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illae, feminine plural form of ille (that), from Old Latin olle (that). Cognates include Italian elle (they) and French elles (they).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛlːe/
  • Hyphenation: el‧le

Pronoun[edit]

elle f

  1. they (feminine)
  2. them (disjunctive)

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

elle c

  1. indefinite plural of el

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French ele, from Latin illa, feminine of ille.

Pronoun[edit]

elle f (plural elles)

  1. she
    Je crois qu'elle est partie.
    I think she left.
  2. it (feminine gender third-person singular subject pronoun)
  3. disjunctive form of elle; her; à elle = hers
    C’est à elle.
    It's hers.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

elle m (plural elles)

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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin el (the name of the letter L).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛl.le/, [ˈɛl̺l̺e]
  • Hyphenation: èl‧le
  • Rhymes: -ɛlle

Noun[edit]

elle f (invariable)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin illae, nominative feminine plural of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈel.le/, [ˈel̺l̺e]
  • Hyphenation: él‧le

Pronoun[edit]

elle f pl

  1. (archaic) plural of ella
    Synonyms: esse, loro
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Latvian[edit]

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Elle

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Dutch elle or Middle Low German helle (compare German Hölle, English hell). It is mentioned already in 16th-century literature and 17th-century dictionaries.[1]

Noun[edit]

elle f (5th declension)

  1. (theology) hell (in many religions, the place where some or all souls go after death)
  2. (Christianity) hell (where the souls of sinners go after death to be punished by devils)
    nonākt ellēto end up in hell
    elles krāsnsthe furnace of hell
    elles mocībasthe torments of hell
  3. (figuratively) infernal (very intense, tough, terrible, horrible)
    elles karstumsinfernal heat
    elles troksnisinfernal noise
    elles darbsinfernal, terrible, toughwork
    elles mokasinfernal, horrible suffering

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns, “elle”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, 1992, →ISBN

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

elle

  1. Alternative form of elne (ell)

Middle French[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

elle f

  1. she

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈeːlle/

Verb[edit]

ēlle

  1. inflection of eallit:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

elle (present tense ellar, past tense ella, past participle ella, passive infinitive ellast, present participle ellande, imperative ell)

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

elle m (feminine ella, plural elles, feminine plural ellas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of ele

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (most of Spain and Latin America) /ˈeʝe/, [ˈe.ʝe]
  • IPA(key): (rural northern Spain, Andes Mountains) /ˈeʎe/, [ˈe.ʎe]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈeʃe/, [ˈe.ʃe]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈeʒe/, [ˈe.ʒe]

Noun[edit]

elle f (plural elles)

  1. Name of the digraph Ll/ll, previously considered a letter.
    Synonym: doble ele

Pronoun[edit]

elle (plural elles)

  1. (gender-neutral, neologism) they (singular). A gender-neutral singular third-person personal pronoun.
    • 2020, Alex Iantaffi; Meg-John Barker, Raquel García Rojas, transl., Cómo entender tu género: Una guía práctica para explorar quién eres, Dos Bigotes, →ISBN:
      Meg-John ha notado que rara vez corrige a alguien si esa persona utiliza los pronombres incorrectos para referirse a elle en la presentación al comienzo de una conferencia.
      Meg-John has noticed that they rarely correct someone if that person uses the wrong pronouns to refer to them in the presentation at the beginning of a lecture.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

el +‎ le (from el and ile)

Adverb[edit]

elle

  1. by hand, manually

Verb[edit]

elle

  1. second-person singular imperative of ellemek