EL, ELL, ELE, ELLE
Qualities of the Olive, and its cousins
|[ref]a unit of measure, based on arm length, of differing length in different countries.[/ref]||ELL|
|[ref]a hollow metal object that rings when struck from within or from without, the sound being determined by the shape, density and material of the bell.[/ref]||B||ELL|
|[ref]a container, hut, or organic space which is proportionate to what it will contain[/ref]||C||ELL|
|[ref]from L. peliere to push, move or drive and com, with or together[/ref]||COMP||EL|
|[ref]a small, narrow valley or ravine, usually wooded[/ref]||D||ELL|
|[ref]also from L. peliere, dis means apart, away, having the sense of to drive apart[/ref]||DISP||EL|
|[ref]The dw- prefix comes from Nordic words and has the general sense of ‘diminish’giving dwell the sense of to tarry awhile in a small4 space[/ref]||DW||ELL|
|[ref]carries the sense of strength within (-en)[/ref]||ELLEN|
|[ref]a skin or hide, also to cause to fall down, as in “…under the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud…”.[/ref]||F||ELL|
|[ref]Under the feudal system, a fault committed by a vassal (Very Old English)[/ref]||F||ELONY|
|[ref][Ice. felagi fe property leggja to lay a partnership, to lay together] 6[/ref]||F||ELLOW|
|[ref]Supposed to be a place in the afterlife where we are punished – tailored to fit us[/ref]||H||ELL|
|[ref]a variation on gelatin[/ref]||J||ELL|
|[ref]a kind of cap of network (net-work is made of perpendiculars)[/ref]||K||ELL|
Fundamental principle: Upright, perpendicular to its own base. Self-determined, self-contained, self-energized unit of measure. With /p/ Peorth, at the beginning, ‘el’ has the sense of being not just positioned, but driven straight away, perpendicular to its’ base. The olive tree, olive grove and olive oil all have these characteristics and actions of directness, forthrightness and uprightness. The /P/ Peorth occurs more than once in several of these words with its special sense of representing the birthing process, that inner urge represented as unfolding of leaves, unfurling of buds, opening and expelling by the birth canal. There are things that maintain their own character and by doing so become a standard of things.1 They become (law) or dharma, according to Buddhism.2 In Indo-European languages this principle of ‘el’ is represented by various oil trees.
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