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Angel names ending in -el #206480
07/19/12 08:40 PM 07/19/12 08:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1 Bleu OP
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.
Last edited by Bleu; 07/19/12 08:43 PM.
Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Bleu] #206481
07/19/12 08:52 PM 07/19/12 08:52 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
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
07/20/12 12:44 AM 07/20/12 12:44 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Louisville, Kentucky Jackie
Can't get much more straightforward than that.
Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: Jackie] #206484
07/20/12 01:00 AM 07/20/12 01:00 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Land of the Flat Water LukeJavan8
Land of the Flat Water
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
07/20/12 03:50 AM 07/20/12 03:50 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Auckland, New Zealand olly
Auckland, New Zealand
Re: Angel names ending in -el [Re: olly] #206488
07/20/12 12:17 PM 07/20/12 12:17 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 13,803 Faldage
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
07/20/12 03:53 PM 07/20/12 03:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Netherlands, the Hague BranShea
Netherlands, the Hague
Originally Posted By: ollyElmo
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