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Etymology 1Edit

From elf (eleven).

NounEdit

Elf f (genitive Elf, no plural)

  1. football team (so called because eleven is the number of players on such a team)
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English elf in 18th century literature, from Old English ælf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

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NounEdit

Elf m (genitive Elfen, plural Elfen)

  1. elf
    • 1762, Christoph Martin Wieland, transl., Ein St. Johannis Nachts-Traum, translation of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, Act 2, Scene 1:
      So heftig ist ihr Zwist, daß alle ihre Elfen / Vor Angst in Ahorn-Becher sich verkriechen.
      But they do square, that all their Elues for feare / Creepe into Acorne cups and hide them there.
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Terms derived from Elf or Elfe:

ReferencesEdit

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