EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman oliphant (ivory, elephant) and Old French oliphant (ivory, elephant, musical horn of ivory), from Latin elephantus (elephant), from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (eléphas, ivory, elephant).

NounEdit

oliphant (plural oliphants)

  1. (archaic and historical) An elephant.
  2. An ancient ivory hunting horn.

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

oliphant m (oblique plural oliphanz or oliphantz, nominative singular oliphanz or oliphantz, nominative plural oliphant)

  1. Alternative form of olifan