-el etymology

Middle English word -el comes from Old English -ol

Detailed word origin of -el

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ol Old English (ang) Used to form suffixes (usually from verbs) denoting inclination or tendency toward (compare Modern English -ative). Apt to, able to.
-le Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as -el

Descendants of -ol
-le fikel fikelen jombren jumbelen jumbren jumpen jumpren thimbil thimel thimle