Elf

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From elf (eleven).

Noun[edit]

Elf f (genitive Elf, no plural)

  1. football team (so called because eleven is the number of players on such a team)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English elf in 18th century literature, from Old English ælf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

Noun[edit]

Elf m (genitive Elfen, plural Elfen)

  1. elf
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • Elfe (female form), in the context of Tolkien's work also: Elfin
  • elfisch

References[edit]

  • Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220.