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See also: ELAN, Elan, elan, elán, and elän

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French élan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

élan (uncountable)

  1. Spirit, zeal, ardor.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /e.lɑ̃/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: élans

Etymology 1Edit

Deverbal of élancer.

NounEdit

élan m (plural élans)

  1. spirit
  2. momentum
    Il prend son élan.
    He is gaining momentum.
  3. (sports) run up

Etymology 2Edit

From a Baltic language.

NounEdit

élan m (plural élans)

  1. moose/elk

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

élan m (plural élans)

  1. Alternative form of elã