IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse eljan, from Proto-Germanic *aljaną. Cognate with Old English ellen (strength, courage).

NounEdit

elja f (genitive singular elju, no plural)

  1. endurance, perseverance
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse elja (rival wife). Cognate with Faroese eljustrið.

NounEdit

elja f (genitive singular elju, nominative plural eljur)

  1. concubine, mistress
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

elja (present tense el, past tense alde or ol, supine alt or ale, past participle ald or alen, present participle eljande, imperative el)

  1. alternative form of ala

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aljô (rival), *aljǭ (zeal), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (to burn).

Cognate with Middle Low German elle (rival wife).

NounEdit

elja f

  1. a rival wife

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish:
  • Faroese: eljastríð
  • Icelandic: eljari
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk): -
  • Norwegian (Bokmål): -
  • Swedish:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • elja in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Entry "elja" on page 111 in: Geir T. Zoëga "A Concise Dictionary of Old Islandic", Oxford at the Claredon Press (1910).