elfen

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See also: Elfen

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From elf +‎ -en. Compare elfin, elven.

Adjective[edit]

elfen (comparative more elfen, superlative most elfen)

  1. Belonging to, or relating to, elves.
    • 1857, Olaf Liliekrans, A Play in Three Acts:
      ALFHILD. Were I an elfen maid, then truly, say I, it would fare with you ill! / OLAF. Forsooth, then are you the elfen maid!

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛlvən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

elfen

  1. plural of elf

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine of elf, equivalent to elf +‎ -en. Cognate with Middle High German elbinne (a fairy, nymph).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈel.fen/, [ˈeɫ.ven]

Noun[edit]

elfen f (nominative plural elfena)

  1. a female elf, a fairy, nymph

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: elfin, elven

References[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *elβ̃en (whence also Cornish elven, Breton elfenn), from Latin elementum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

elfen f (plural elfennau)

  1. element (essential part)
  2. (chemistry) element
  3. element, factor, part

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
elfen unchanged unchanged helfen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Derived terms[edit]