Origin of cel
Examples from the Web for cel
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.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
It's then we takes up the business of havin' that cel'bration.Faro Nell and Her Friends|Alfred Henry Lewis
The primary idea of cel- is aim, or purpose, therefore cel-i is to aim, to purpose.
Old French had distinct pronouns for “this” and “that”—cest (ecce istum) and cel (ecce illium), with their cases.
British Dictionary definitions for cel
Word Origin and History for cel
"celluloid sheet for an animated cartoon," from celluloid; became current by c.1990 when they became collectible.