Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *aljaną (zeal, strength, power, courage), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (to burn).

Cognate with Icelandic elja (endurance, energy), Old Saxon ellian (strength, courage, bravery) Old English ellen (zeal, strength, power, vigor, valor, courage, fortitude, strife, contention), Middle Low German ellen (strength, power, courage, vigor, bravery) and Middle High German ellen (strength, manhood).

NounEdit

eljan f

  1. endurance, energy
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DescendantsEdit

  • Danish:
  • Faroese: eljustríð, eljusjúkur
  • Icelandic: elja, eljusamur
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk): -
  • Norwegian (Bokmål): -
  • Swedish:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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