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Webster 1913 Edition


Ell

Ell

,
Noun.
[AS.
eln
; akin to D.
el
,
elle
, G.
elle
, OHG.
elina
, Icel.
alin
, Dan.
alen
, Sw.
aln
, Goth.
alenia
, L.
ulna
elbow, ell, Gr. [GREEK] elbow. Cf.
Elbow
,
Alnage
.]
A measure for cloth; – now rarely used. It is of different lengths in different countries; the English ell being 45 inches, the Dutch or Flemish ell 27, the Scotch about 37.

Ell

,
Noun.
(Arch.)
See
L
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ell

ELL

,
Noun.
[L. ulna.] A measure of different lengths in different countries, used chiefly for measuring cloth. The ells chiefly used in Great Britain are the English and Flemish. The English ell is three feet and nine inches, or a yard and a quarter. The Flemish ell is 27 inches, or three quarters of a yard. The English is to the Flemish as five to three. In Scotland, an ell is 37 2/10 English inches.

Definition 2022


ell

ell

See also: ELL, êll, 'e'll, and -ell

English

Noun

ell (plural ells)

  1. (historical) A measure for cloth. An English ell equals 1.25 yards, whereas a Scottish ell measures only 1.0335 yards (http://www.onlineunitconversion.com). A Flemish ell measured three quarters (27 inches).
Translations

Etymology 2

From the name of the letter L

Noun

ell (plural ells)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter L/l.
  2. An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
  3. Something that is L-shaped.
Translations

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin ille.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈeʎ/
  • Rhymes: -eʎ

Pronoun

ell

  1. he

Declension


Estonian

Noun

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

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

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛlː/

Noun

ell n (genitive singular els, plural ell)

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

Declension

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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Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛtl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛtl

Noun

ell n (genitive singular ells, nominative plural ell)

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

Declension


Võro

Noun

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

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

Inflection

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