Eli or ELI may refer to:

*Eli (אלי), a variant on the name of God as spoken in Hebrew and Aramaic. (The "i" suffix indicates first person singular possession, i.e., "my El" or "my God") [In Semitic languages, the "al" and "el" sounds are often merged, (as in "ael") thus the Aramaic "Eli" is directly related to the Arabic Allah and identical to Hebrew "El". It is related also to similar Semitic words in Assyrian (ilu), Phoenician, Aramaic, Arabic and Ethiopic.] [In Hebrew and many Yiddish Languages, Eli means "the highest" or "to the Highest".]

In people:
*Eli (name), a common first name in Hebrew (includes a list of people and fictional characters with the given name Eli)
*Eli (Bible) (עלי), Biblical priest of Shiloh and Israelite judge, who trained the young prophet Samuel
*Eli, a nickname for a Yale University student, after Yale benefactor Elihu Yale

In places:
*Eli (town) (עלי), an Israeli settlement in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

In organizations:
*European Laser Institute, a network composed of the European leading research organizations and medium-sized companies
*English Language Institute an educational facility

In popular culture:
*ELI (film) a 2007 short science-fiction thriller

See also

*Eli (name), for the list of people and fictional characters with the name Eli
*Eli, Eli


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  • ELI — (Heb. אֵלִי; (YHWH is) exalted ), a priest in the sanctuary of the Lord at shiloh during the period of the Judges (I Sam. 1:9). The father of hophni and phinehas , Eli s ancestry is not recorded in the Bible, but his two sons bear Egyptian names …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Eli — bezeichnet: Eli (Vorname), ein kurdischer bzw. hebräisch jüdischer Vorname Eli (Stadt), eine israelische Siedlung im Westjordanland Eli (Priester), ein biblischer Priester, der den Propheten Samuel ausbildete. Eli (Drama), ein Drama der jüdischen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eli — eli·as·ite; eli·jah s; eli·quate; eli·qua·tion; eli·sion; py·eli·tis; eli·ot·ian; eli·ot·ic; …   English syllables

  • Eli — m 1 Biblical: from a Hebrew word meaning ‘height’. Eli was the name of the priest and judge who brought up the future prophet Samuel (1 Samuel 3). It was especially popular among Puritans in the 17th century. 2 Jewish: short form of any of… …   First names dictionary

  • Eli — Eli, Hoherpriester u. 40 Jahre lang Richter in Israel. Samuel wuchs unter ihm, bei dem Heiligthum dienend, heran. Elis Söhne, Hophni u. Pinehas, die auch Priester waren, beschimpften ungestraft vom Vater ihr Amt durch die gräuelhaftesten Thaten.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Eli — war Hoherpriester zu Silo bei der Stiftshütte und 40 Jahre lang Richter in Israel, Vorgänger des von ihm erzogenen Samuel. Die freche Anmaßung seiner So me Hophni und Pinehas, von denen er sich seines hohen Alters wegen bei den priesterlichen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Eli — Eli, Priester des Heiligtums zu Silo, wo Samuel ihm als Tempeldiener treu zur Seite steht, während E.s Söhne als entartete Priester erscheinen, die zur Strafe im Philisterkriege fallen, worauf E. vor Schreck stirbt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ELI — Abreviatura de emisión de inducción libre. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Eli — • Discusses the Old Testament priest, and the New Testament father of Joseph Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Eli —   [hebräisch], in der Vulgata Heli, Priester am Heiligtum in Silo zur Zeit Samuels (1. Samuel 1 4), der Ahnherr eines israelitischen Priestergeschlechtes (Eliden), das unter König Salomo durch Zadok verdrängt wurde.   …   Universal-Lexikon

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