oliphant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman oliphant (ivory, elephant) and Old French oliphant (ivory, elephant, musical horn of ivory), from Latin elephantus (elephant), from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (eléphas, ivory, elephant).

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Noun[edit]

oliphant (plural oliphants)

  1. (archaic and historical) An elephant.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

oliphant m (oblique plural oliphanz or oliphantz, nominative singular oliphanz or oliphantz, nominative plural oliphant)

  1. Alternative form of olifan