eljest

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish ællæghis, from Proto-Germanic *aljas (genitive of *aljaz), utlimately from Proto-Indo-European *ályos. Cognate with English else.

Adverb[edit]

eljest

  1. (dated) or else, otherwise
    eljest vore vi alla dömda
    otherwise we'd all be doomed
    Synonym: annars
  2. (dialectal, Northern Sweden) strange, different, eccentric

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