Ell


Ell
Ell Ell, n. [AS. eln; akin to D. el, elle, G. elle, OHG. elina, Icel. alin, Dan. alen, Sw. aln, Goth. alenia, L. ulna elbow, ell, Gr. ? 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.