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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female elf, a fairy, nymph
  • adj. belonging to, or relating to, elves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An elm.


From Middle English elven, from Old English elfen, ælfen ("nymph, spirit, fairy"), feminine of elf, ælf ("elf"), equivalent to elf +‎ -en. Cognate with Middle High German elbinne ("a fairy, nymph"). (Wiktionary)



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