Complete Definition of "elf"

see|Elf
English
Image:Elfo_red.jpg|thumb|right|200px|An elf drawn by Piedachu Peris

Etymology
Middle English from Old English ælf (incubus, elf). Originated from Indo-European root *albho- (brilliant, shining white) via Teutonic languages.

Pronunciation
rfc-level|Pronunciation at L4+ not in L3 POS section
Älf, /Élf/, /EIf/
:Rhymes:English:-Élf|Rhymes: -Élf

Noun
en-noun|elves
wikipedia|Elf

  1. A mythical, supernatural being resembling but seen as distinct from humans.
  2. Norse mythology A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of Ãlfheim (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
  3. fantasy Any of the magical, humanoid, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse álfar (through Tolkien's Eldar).

Translations
trans-top|a mythical being
Bosnian: patuljak
Chinese: ç²¾é
Croatian: patuljak
Czech: #Czech|elf m
Danish: alf c
Dutch: #Dutch|elf (1)
Finnish: haltija (1, eg. of forest), tonttu (1, belonging to a place, also with Father Christmas), keiju (1, faery), haltia (1, Tolkien etc., roleplaying)
French: elfe m
German: Elf m (1); Elfe f
Greek: ξÏÏικά (xÅtiká)
Hebrew: ×©× ×××|שֵ×× ×Ö·×Ö¸Ö¼× (Å¡ed gamÄd)
Hindi: दà¥à¤µ
Icelandic: álfur m
Italian: elfo
Irish: lucharachán
Japanese: å¦ç²¾ (ãããã, yÅsei), ã¨ã«ã (erufu)
trans-mid
Korean: ìí (el.pÅ­)
Lithuanian: elfas m; elfÄ f
Maltese: nanu, elf
Middle High German: alb, alp
Norwegian: alv m
Old English: ælf
Old High German: alp
Old Norse: álfr
Old Saxon: alf
Polish: #Polish|elf m
Portuguese: elfo m
Russian: ÑлÑÑ (êlʹf) m
Scottish Gaelic: sìthiche, luspardan, tàcharan
Serbian: паÑÑÑак, patuljak
Slovak: Å¡kriatok m
Spanish: elfo, duende
Swedish: alv m; älva f; (concerning Old Norse belief, sometimes) alf
Ukrainian: алÑв (alʹv)
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Derived terms
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elfin
elfinwood
elfish
Elfland
elflock
mid2
elven
elvess
elvish
light elves
dark elves
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See also
fay
fairy
brownie
dwarf
hobbit

References
Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races Series, Volume 2 Eddic, Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220-221.

Category:English nouns with irregular plurals


Afrikaans

Numeral
elf

  1. cardinal|lang=af eleven

Dutch

Numeral
elf

  1. cardinal|lang=nl eleven

Noun
nl-noun|g1m|g2f|elfen|elfje

  1. #English|elf (mythical creature)
  2. brownie

nl-noun|g1m|g2f|elven|elfje

  1. The number eleven, or a representation thereof.

German
:See also Elf

Etymology
Old High German einlif

Numeral
elf

  1. cardinal|lang=de eleven

Maltese

Etymology
From Arabic

Numeral
elf

  1. cardinal|lang=mt thousand

Polish

Noun
elf m (''plural:elfy)

  1. elf#English|elf, mythical or fantasy creature

Usage notes
The plural for the Tolkien creatures is usually elfowie.

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