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  1. ethelnoun

    homeland, ancestral territory, especially of the Anglo-Saxons or other Germanic peoples

  2. ethelnoun

    The name of the letter .

  3. Ethelnoun

    A female given name from Old English, popular at the turn of the 20th century.

    If it is so false, and base, and hollow, this great world why does Ethel Newcome cling to it? Will you be fairer, dear, with any other name than your own?

  4. Etymology: Short form of names of origin beginning with Ethel-, æþel. First used in the 19th century. Cognate to the Germanic Adela and Adele.


  1. Ethel

    Ethel (also æthel) is an Old English word meaning "noble", today often used as a feminine given name.

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  1. Etheladjective


  2. Etymology: [AS. eele, ele. See Atheling.]


  1. Ethel

    ETHEL is a New York based string quartet that was co-founded in 1998 by Ralph Farris, viola; Dorothy Lawson, cello; Todd Reynolds, violin; and Mary Rowell, violin. Unlike most string quartets, ETHEL plays with amplification and integrates improvisation into its performances. The group's current membership includes violinists Kip Jones and Tema Watstein. Both joined the group in 2012. ETHEL performs original music as well as works by notable contemporary composers such as Julia Wolfe, John Zorn, Don Byron, Marcelo Zarvos, Pamela Z, Phil Kline, John King and many more. The group's 2004–2005 season culminated with a 45-city U.S. and European tour with the rock musicians Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren, which included an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Their 2005–2006 season included the Cantaloupe Music release of its second CD, Light, performances at BAM Next Wave Festival with choreographer Wally Cardona in New York, first-time performances in Miami, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, performance at the new Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York as well as at the TED Conference, and a monthly residency at Joe's Pub. In 2008 ETHEL worked with director Annie Dorsen to produce ETHEL’S TruckStop™ : The Beginning which was performed at BAM's Next Wave Festival. Months later, they offered another large scale performance, Wait for Green, presented by World Financial Center in the Winter Garden with choreographer Annie-B Parson. ETHEL returned to the TED Conference in 2010 as the house band, performing with Thomas Dolby, David Byrne and Andrew Bird. They performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors in the summer of 2010, collaborating with Juana Molina, Dayna Kurtz, Tom Verlaine, Patrick A. Derivaz, Mike Viola and Adam Schlesinger. In 2011, ETHEL was an artist in residence at the Park Avenue Armory.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ethel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ethel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Yvonne Craig:

    It was a wonderful experience, the crew liked one another, the cast liked one another. It doesn't happen often, and when it does, it's a joy to go to work every day. I got to work with people that I would never have the chance to work with. We had Ethel Merman, I would never have met Milton Berle, I got to work with Milton Berle, and Milton Berle was a delight.

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