-el, body connected

Lexical suffix, –el, body connected, is locative and derivational. It also compounds in other lexical suffixes. It indicates a connection to a larger body, literally and figuratively. It is found extensively in body part and body related suffixes. It indicates an appendage as it connects to the body, as a person/family belonging to and connected to a tribe/band, etc. It relates to projectiles as an arrowhead connects to an arrow shaft, and, by extension, bullets, ammunition, etc.

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