英 [el]
  • n. 厄尔(旧时量布的长度);字母L;侧房;L形的东西
  • n. (Ell)人名;(柬)埃;(德、英、葡)埃尔
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ell 埃尔(旧时量布的长度单位)

来自PIE*el, 肘,前臂,词源同elbow, ulna.

ell: see elbow
ell (n.1)
unit of measure, Old English eln, originally "forearm, length of the arm" (as a measure, anywhere from a foot and a half to two feet), from PIE *el- (1) "elbow, forearm" (cognates: Greek olene "elbow," Latin ulna, Armenian uln "shoulder," Sanskrit anih "part of the leg above the knee," Lithuanian alkune "elbow").

The exact distance varied, in part depending on whose arm was used as the base and whether it was measured from the shoulder to the fingertip or the wrist: the Scottish ell was 37.2 inches, the Flemish 27 inches. Latin ulna also was a unit of linear measure, and compare cubit. The modern English unit of 45 inches seems to have been set in Tudor times.
Whereas shee tooke an inche of liberty before, tooke an ell afterwardes [Humfrey Gifford, "A Posie of Gilloflowers," 1580].
ell (n.2)
name of the letter -L- in Latin; in reference to a type of building, 1773, American English; so called for resemblance to the shape of the alphabet letter.
1. Give him an inch and he'll take an ell.


2. He has fallen ell and suffered fever for a week.


3. You can ring my - ell, ring my bell ( my bell, ding - a -- a - ling ).
你可以摇响我的铃,摇响我的铃. ( 我的铃, 丁呤呤, 丁呤呤 )


4. Evil come to us by ell and go away by inch.


5. Ell , Pam , we had better go and get help.


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