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.
"celluloid sheet for an animated cartoon," from celluloid; became current by c.1990 when they became collectible.