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Old Spanish[edit]

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From the same source as Old Spanish eleofant and elifant.



alefant m (plural alefantes)

  1. elephant
    • c. 1200, Almeric, Fazienda de Ultramar, f. 76v. col. 1.
      […] e fizieron ǵnt batala e ouo muchos elifanteſ. eleazar ermano de judas macabeús fue ferir alefant en el caſtielo e diol có el eſpada por el uientre e cayo elifant sobrel ujentre ¬ matol e aſi murieron amoſ.
      […] and they waged a great battle, and there were many elephants. Eleazar, the brother of Judas Maccabeus, went to hurt the elephant in the castle, and he struck him under with the sword, and the elephant fell upon him, and so they both died.