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Angel names ending in -el #206480
07/19/12 08:40 PM
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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.

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Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu] #206481
07/19/12 08:52 PM
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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).


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu] #206483
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Can't get much more straightforward than that.

Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Jackie] #206484
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Not just angels: Daniel, Samuel, ELizabeth, Rachel, Nathaniel,
ELkanah, Bethel, Joel, ELijah,etc.


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu] #206485
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Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: olly] #206488
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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'.

Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: olly] #206492
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Originally Posted By: olly
Elmo
laugh


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