The Alternative Catalan Dictionary: el
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.
Alternative forms: es (salat) in Balearic dialects., lo (colloquial) in North occidental dialects. article:
Before a word that begins with a vowel or h-, the form l' is used.
- the; definite article
- him (direct object)
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