[ e-lahs ]
/ ɛˈlɑs /
Modern Greek name of Greece.
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[ el-uh ]
/ ˈɛl ə /
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “all.”
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/ (ɛˈlas) /
transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Greece
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fem. proper name, when not a diminutive of Eleanor it is from Old High German Alia, from al "all."
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