Ely

[ ee-lee for 1, 2; ee-lahy for 3 ]
/ ˈi li for 1, 2; ˈi laɪ for 3 /

noun

Isle of, a former administrative county in E England: now part of Cambridgeshire.
a town on this island: medieval cathedral.
a male given name.

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Ely
/ (ˈiːlɪ) /

noun

a cathedral city in E England, in E Cambridgeshire on the River Ouse. Pop: 13 954 (2001)
a former county of E England, part of Cambridgeshire since 1965
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