From Latin illum, accusative form of ille (“that”), from earlier olle, from Old Latin ollus (“he, that”), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (“beyond, other”).
- IPA(key): /ˈello/, [ˈel̺.l̺o]
- Hyphenation: él‧lo
From Latin illud, neuter of ille. See also lo.
- it, neuter third person subject and disjunctive pronoun (used only to refer to facts, sets of things, and indefinite things that have been mentioned before; generally used with prepositions and rarely used as a subject, except in literary style).
Spanish personal pronouns
- Like other masculine Spanish words, masculine Spanish pronouns can be used when the gender of the subject is unknown or when the subject is plural and of mixed gender.
- If le or les precedes lo, la, los, or las in a clause, it is replaced with se (e.g., "Se lo dije" instead of "Le lo dije")
1 Not used with con; conmigo, contigo, and consigo are used instead, respectively
2 Treated as if it were third-person for purposes of conjugation and reflexivity
3 Depending on the implicit gender of the object being referred to
4 Used only in Spain
5 Used only in rare circumstances
ello m (uncountable)
- In psychoanalysis, Freud's concept of id.