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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse alfr, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

NounEdit

alf c (singular definite alfen, plural indefinite alfer)

  1. fairy
  2. elf

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch alf, from Old Dutch *alf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós. Doublet with Dutch elf (elf), a modern borrowing from English.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑlf/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: alf
  • Rhymes: -ɑlf

NounEdit

alf m (plural alven, diminutive alfje n, feminine alve)

  1. a type of folkloristic humanoid or spirit; an elf

SynonymsEdit

  • (mythical being): elf

Derived termsEdit


Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *alf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

NounEdit

alf m

  1. elf, evil spirit

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • alf”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • alf”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *albiz.

NounEdit

alf m

  1. elf

DeclensionEdit



SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse alfr, from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

NounEdit

alf c

  1. elf; Alternative spelling of alv

Usage notesEdit

  • The word alf (alfven, alfver) turned into alv (alven, alver) in the 1906 spelling reform. Somehow, the old form also lives on, but now with different inflected forms.

DeclensionEdit

Declension of alf 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative alf alfen alfer alferna
Genitive alfs alfens alfers alfernas

VilamovianEdit

Vilamovian cardinal numbers
 <  10 11 12  > 
    Cardinal : alf
    Ordinal : alfty

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

ȧlf

  1. eleven

West FrisianEdit

NumeralEdit

alf

  1. Alternative form of alve