Ell vs Pell - What's the difference?

ell | pell |

As a pronoun ell

is (third-person masculine pronoun).

As a noun pell is

pill, tablet or pell can be pullet, young hen.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) eln “unit of measure of 45 inches,” originally “length of the forearm,” from Proto-Indo-European .


(en noun)
  • A measure for cloth. An English ell' equals 1.25 yards, whereas a Scottish ' ell measures only 1.0335 yards (http://www.onlineunitconversion.com). A Flemish ell measured three quarters, (27 inches).
  • Etymology 2

    From the name of the letter L


    (en noun)
  • An extension usually at right angles to one end of a building.
  • Something that is L-shaped.
  • pell



    (en noun)
  • A fur or hide.
  • A lined cloak or its lining.
  • A roll of parchment; a record kept on parchment.
  • * 1835 , Frederick Devon (editor and translator), Issue Roll of Thomas de Brantingham, Bishop of Exeter, Lord High Treasurer of England, Containing Payments Made out of His Majesty?s Revenue in the 44th Year of King Edward III.: A.D. 1370 , page xi,
  • The clerk of the pell' (whose office is in the Lord Treasurer?s gift) keepeth the '''Pells in parchment, called ''Pelles Receptæ'', wherein every teller?s bill, with his name on it, is to be entred; and under every such bill when it is entred, ''recordatur to be written in open court, for a controlment to charge the teller with so much money as in the said bill is set downe.
    He also anciently kept another pell , called Pellis Exitus , wherein every dayes issuing of any the moneys paid into the receipt, was to be entered, and by whom and by what warrant, privy seale, or bill, it was paid.
  • (Sussex) A body of water somewhere between a pond and a lake in size.
  • An upright post, often padded and covered in hide, used to practice strikes with bladed weapons such as swords or glaives.
  • Derived terms

    * clerk of the pells


    (en verb)
  • To pelt; to knock about.
  • (Holland)