What does el mean?

Definitions for elɛl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elevation, EL, altitude, ALT(noun)

    angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

  2. elevated railway, elevated railroad, elevated, el, overhead railway(noun)

    a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level


  1. el(Noun)

    An elevated train, especially for specific systems such as the metro in Chicago.

  2. El(ProperNoun)

    An ancient Semitic deity corresponding with the Hebrew God

  3. El(ProperNoun)

    An ancient Semitic abbreviation for Elohim or Eloah

  4. Origin: From Canaanite אל () "God"


  1. El

    ʾĒl is a Northwest Semitic word meaning "Deity". In the Canaanite religion, or Levantine religion as a whole, Ēl or Il was the supreme God, the Father of humankind and all creatures and the husband of the Goddess Asherah as recorded in the clay tablets of Ugarit. The noun ʾEl was found at the top of a list of Gods as the "Ancient of Gods" or the "Father of all Gods", in the ruins of the royal archive of the Ebla civilization, in the archaeological site of Tell Mardikh in Syria dated to 2300 BC. The bull was symbolic to Ēl and his son Baʻal Hadad, and they both wore bull horns on their headdress. He may have been a desert god at some point, as the myths say that he had two wives and built a sanctuary with them and his new children in the desert. Ēl had fathered many gods, but most important were Hadad, Yam, and Mot.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of el in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of el in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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