See also: Elfen

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From elf +‎ -en. Compare elfin, elven.

AdjectiveEdit

elfen ‎(comparative more elfen, superlative most elfen)

  1. Belonging to, or relating to, elves.
    • 1857, Olaf Liliekrans, A Play in Three Acts:
      ALFHILD. Were I an elfen maid, then truly, say I, it would fare with you ill! / OLAF. Forsooth, then are you the elfen maid!
    • 2008, Diane Fürch, caption to Elfen Scout:
      Everyday she patrols the borders of the elfen realm to make sure that humans stay out.

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine of elf, equivalent to elf +‎ -en. Cognate with Middle High German elbinne ‎(a fairy, nymph).

NounEdit

elfen f ‎(nominative plural elfena)

  1. A female elf, a fairy, nymph

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", elfen et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), elfen. Retrieved December 12, 2011
  • Elfen on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Cognate with Cornish elven, Breton elfenn.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

elfen f (plural elfennau)

  1. element (essential part)
  2. (chemistry) element
  3. element, factor, part

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
elfen unchanged unchanged helfen
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
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