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[el-is] /ˈɛl ɪs/
Alexander John (Alexander John Sharpe) 1814–90, English phonetician and mathematician.
(Henry) Havelock
[hav-lok] /ˈhæv lɒk/ (Show IPA),
1859–1939, English psychologist and writer.


[el-ee] /ˈɛl i/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
an old woman, a personification of old age, who defeated Thor in a wrestling match.
Origin of Elli
< Icelandic elli, literally, old age. Cf. eld Unabridged
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  • Ellis stood by listening calmly, but not unmoved, to this cutting speech.

    Ernest Bracebridge William H. G. Kingston
  • At Mrs. Ellis' invitation, the three girls trooped into Mrs. Bragley's room.

  • Jim gulped down more wine, and Ellis ordered a second bottle.

    The Barrier Allen French
  • "I am not asking for charity, Uncle Timothy," said Ellis quietly.

  • Then he explained how the fire-escape only paid Miss Ellis fifty dollars a day, whereas he was making hundreds.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
British Dictionary definitions for Ellis


Alexander John. 1814–90, English philologist: made the first systematic survey of the phonology of British dialects
(Henry) Havelock (ˈhævlɒk). 1859–1939, English essayist: author of works on the psychology of sex
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Ellis in Medicine

Ellis El·lis (ěl'ĭs), (Henry) Havelock. 1859-1939.

British psychologist and writer known for his pioneering works on sexuality, such as Studies in the Psychology of Sex (seven volumes, 1897-1928).

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Ellis in Technology

EuLisp LInda System. An object-oriented Linda system written for EuLisp. "Using Object-Oriented Mechanisms to Describe Linda", P. Broadbery et al, in Linda-Like Systems and Their Implementation, G. Wilson ed, U Edinburgh TR 91-13, 1991.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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