alf

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See also: Alf, ALF, älf, and 'alf

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse alfr, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

Noun[edit]

alf c (singular definite alfen, plural indefinite alfer)

  1. fairy
  2. elf

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch alf, from Old Dutch *alf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós. Doublet with Dutch elf (elf), a modern borrowing from English.

Noun[edit]

alf m (plural alven, diminutive alfje n, feminine alve)

  1. a type of mythological spirit; an elf

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *alf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

Noun[edit]

alf m

  1. elf, evil spirit

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • alf”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • alf”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *albiz.

Noun[edit]

alf m

  1. elf

Declension[edit]



Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse alfr, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

Noun[edit]

alf c

  1. elf; Alternative spelling of alv

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word alf (alfven, alfver) turned into alv (alven, alver) in the 1906 spelling reform. Somehow, the old form also lives on, but now with different inflected forms.

Declension[edit]

Declension of alf 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative alf alfen alfer alferna
Genitive alfs alfens alfers alfernas

Vilamovian[edit]

Vilamovian cardinal numbers
 <  10 11 12  > 
    Cardinal : alf
    Ordinal : alfty

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

ȧlf

  1. (cardinal) eleven

West Frisian[edit]

Numeral[edit]

alf

  1. eleven