élan

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See also: elan, elän, and Elan

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French élan.

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élan (uncountable)

  1. Spirit, zeal, ardor.

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Deverbal of élancer.

Noun[edit]

élan m (plural élans)

  1. spirit
  2. momentum
    Il prend son élan.
    He is gaining momentum.
  3. (sports) run up

Etymology 2[edit]

From a Baltic language.

Noun[edit]

élan m (plural élans)

  1. moose/elk