elve

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Noun[edit]

elve (plural elves)

  1. (astronomy, meteorology) an upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms, rapidly expanding disk-shaped regions of luminosity, lasting less than a thousandth of a second, which occur high above energetic cloud-to-ground lightning of positive or negative polarity
    • 2006, Martin Füllekrug, Eugene A. Mareev, Michael J. Rycroft, Sprites, elves and intense lightning discharges[1]:
      It is ikely that the first elve was recorded with the Space Shuttle low-light camera.
  2. Obsolete form of elf.
    Sir Olof he rode out at early day, / And so came he unto an Elve-dance gay.

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Hungarian[edit]

Noun[edit]

elve

  1. possessive third-person singular, singular possession of elv