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English[]

Most common English words: stand « past « suppose « #503: else » entered » none » river

Etymology[]

From Old English elles, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elios. Cognates include Latin alius, Ancient Greek ἄλλος, Template:Grc-alt, (Modern Greek [[αλλιώς#Template:El|αλλιώς]]), Armenian [[այլ#Template:Hy|այլ]] (ayl), Proto-Celtic *al(i)yo, Gothic Template:Rfscript aljis, Old Irish [[aile#Template:Sga|aile]], Breton [[eil#Template:Br|eil]], Welsh [[all-#Template:Cy|all-]], Cornish [[yl#Template:Kw|yl]], Gaulish allos (in La Graufesenque), Proto-Germanic *aljeso (adverbial use of genitive neuter form of Proto-Germanic *aljo-), Swedish eljest, Danish ellers, Norwegian ellers.

Pronunciation[]

Adjective[]

Else (not comparable)

Positive
Else

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
    Can anyone else (=any other person) help me?
    What else (=what other thing) is there?

Usage notes[]

  • This adjective usually follows an indefinite or interrogative pronoun, as in the examples above. In other cases, the adjective other is typically used.

Derived terms[]

Adverb[]

Else (not comparable)

Positive
Else

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Otherwise, if not.
    How else (=in what other way) can it be done?
    I'm busy Friday; when else (=what other time) works for you?

Usage notes[]

  • (otherwise): This word frequently follows interrogative adverbs, such as how, why, and when, as well as the derived however, why ever, and whenever.

Synonyms[]

  • otherwise

Derived terms[]

  • or else

Translations[]

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Conjunction[]

Template:En-conj

  1. For otherwise; or else.
    Then the Wronskian of f and g must be nonzero, else they could not be linearly independent.
  2. (computing, in many programming languages and pseudocode) but if the condition of the previous if clause is false, do the following.
    if (edits.Count == 0) { NoEditsLabel.Visible = true; }
    else { EditHistory.Show(edits); }

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Italian[]

Noun[]

else f.

  1. Plural form of elsa.

Anagrams[]

et:else es:else fr:else ko:else io:else it:else kk:else ku:else hu:else nl:else pl:else pt:else simple:else fi:else sv:else ta:else te:else th:else vi:else zh:else