Last modified on 11 May 2015, at 16:06

eljest

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AdverbEdit

eljest

  1. (dated) or else, otherwise

Usage notesEdit

  • The use of eljest as an adjective (meaning: strange, different, excentric) is a local peculiarity in the far north of Sweden.
  • Recommendations against the use of this word in legal prose, together with suggested replacements, are found in Svarta listan : Ord och fraser som kan ersättas i författningsspråk (4th ed., 2011), published by the government of Sweden.