Elfebeen

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Elfenbein, from Middle High German helfenbein, from Old High German helfantbein. Equivalent to Elefant (elephant) +‎ Been (bone). Superficially also analysable as Elf (elf) +‎ Been (bone).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈælfeˌbeːn/, [ˈælfəˌbeːn]

Noun[edit]

Elfebeen n (plural Elfebeen)

  1. ivory