elne

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English elnen, from Old English elnian (to emulate, endeavor to be equal, be zealous, strive with zeal after another, make strong, strengthen, comfort oneself, gain strength), from Proto-Germanic *aljanōną (to strengthen, encourage), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (to burn). Cognate with Old High German ellinōn (to emulate, strive), Icelandic elna (to grow stronger), Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌾𐌰𐌽𐍉𐌽 (aljanōn, to emulate). See ellen.

Verb[edit]

elne (third-person singular simple present elnes, present participle elning, simple past and past participle elned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To strengthen; hearten; comfort; encourage.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English elne, ellen, from Old English ellen (zeal, strength, power, vigor, valor, courage, fortitude, strife, contention). More at ellen.

Noun[edit]

elne (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of ellen

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English eln, from Proto-Germanic *alinō.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛln/, /ɛl/, /ˈɛlən/

Noun[edit]

elne (plural elnes or elnen)

  1. A ell (unit of measure)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English ellen, from Proto-Germanic *aljaną.

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elne (uncountable)

  1. power, strength, might
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