Elfhame

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Elfhame and Elphame with the -hame stem ("home" in Scots) are modern conjectural readings by Robert Pitcairn, which he gave in footnotes and in index. They are his standardization for the various forms such as elfame and elfane (without -hame stem).

Proper noun[edit]

Elfhame

  1. Fairyland

References[edit]

  • 1833, Robert Pitcairn, Ancient Criminal Trials in Scotland, Vol. 1, Part 2 (link), page 56, note 10:
    Elfame (text); "Fylit.' Fairyland, (q. d. Elf-hame)" (footnote)
    • Vol. 1, Part 3, p.162, note 2:
      "Elfame" (text) "..Queen of Faery, (q. d. elf-hame?)" (footnote)
    • Vol. 3, Part 2, p. 658 (index):
      "Elphame".