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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 ílfheim (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
  3. (fantasy) Any of the magical, humanoid, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse í¡lfar (through Tolkien's Eldar).
Translations: 
  • Dutch:
  • French: elfe
  • German: Elf (1); Elfe
  • Italian: elfo
  • Spanish: elfo, duende
Etymology: Middle English from Old English ílf (incubus, elf). Originated from Indo-European root
  • albho- (brilliant, shining white) via Teutonic languages.



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