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#206480 - 07/19/12 04:40 PM Angel names ending in -el
Bleu Offline
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I'm sure a lot of you may have noticed that many notable as well as obscure names for angels seem to end in -el. Is there a reason for this, perhaps something in the etymology or is that just how they are? Thanks.


Edited by Bleu (07/19/12 04:43 PM)

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#206481 - 07/19/12 04:52 PM Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu]
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I'm sure a lot of you may have noticed that many notable as well as obscure names for angels seem to end in -el.

Yes, because a common Semitic root for 'god, deity' is Hebrew 'el, Babylonian 'ilu, Arabic 'ilāh (whence 'allāh).
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#206483 - 07/19/12 08:44 PM Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu]
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Can't get much more straightforward than that.

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#206484 - 07/19/12 09:00 PM Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Jackie]
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Not just angels: Daniel, Samuel, ELizabeth, Rachel, Nathaniel,
ELkanah, Bethel, Joel, ELijah,etc.
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#206485 - 07/19/12 11:50 PM Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu]
olly Offline
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Elmo

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#206488 - 07/20/12 08:17 AM Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: olly]
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That's pretty funny, olly, but that's a different language and a different root. It's Germanic. Elmo means 'helmet'.

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#206492 - 07/20/12 11:53 AM Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: olly]
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Originally Posted By: olly
Elmo
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