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

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French élan.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eɪˈlɑːn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

élan (countable and uncountable, plural élans)

  1. Spirit, zeal, ardor.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: élan
  • German: Elan
  • Portuguese: elã, élan
  • Romanian: elan

Etymology 2Edit

From a Baltic language.

NounEdit

élan m (plural élans)

  1. moose, elk

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from French élan.[1][2]

NounEdit

élan m (plural élans)

  1. Alternative form of elã

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ élan” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.
  2. ^ élan” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.