Old French had distinct pronouns for “this” and “that”—cest (ecce istum) and cel (ecce illium), with their cases.
It's then we takes up the business of havin' that cel'bration.
The primary idea of cel- is aim, or purpose, therefore cel-i is to aim, to purpose.
The “Miscellany” was an interesting publication: pronounce miscellany with the accent on mis, and not on cel.
celeno (cel′eno) was one of the Harpies, progenitor of Zephyrus, the west wind.
cel'adon and Ame'lia, lovers of matchless beauty, and most devoted to each other.
A celluloid sheet made for an animated cartoon, now prized by collectors: Cartoon lovers have been buying drawings and celluloids, or ''cels'' (1990s+)