The Alternative Catalan Dictionary: el

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Entry definition

el etymology From earlier lo, from vl illum, from Latin ille. The initial e- was inserted as an epenthetic vowel after the unstressed -o had begun to be dropped. pronunciation
  • /əl/, /el/
Alternative forms: es (salat) in Balearic dialects., lo (colloquial) in North occidental dialects.
article: {{head}}
  1. the; definite article
Before a word that begins with a vowel or h-, the form l' is used.
pronoun: {{ca-ppron}}
  1. him (direct object)

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