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ilfette

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
ilfette, an: ilfetu, e ; f.
A swan
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  • Aelbitu olor, cicnus, Wrt. Voc. ii. 115, 47 :

    tantalus,

      98, 30.
  • Ilfatu

    alvor,

      6, 55.
  • Ilfetu

    olor,

      63, 40.
  • Ylfete

    cignus,

      Ælfc. Gl, 36; Som. 62, 105; Wrt. Voc. 29, 3.
  • Elfetu,

      Wrt. Voc. 62, 5.
  • Ylfette olor vel

    cingnus,

      77, 25.
  • Ylfete song

    the song of the swan,

      Exon. 81 b; Th. 307, 6; Seef. 19.
  • Sume fugelas beóþ langsweorede swá swá ylfettan

    some birds are long-necked, such as swans,

      Hexam. 8; Norm. 14, 17.
Etymology
[Icel. álpt, álft 'the common Icel. word for swan; svan is only poët :' O. H. Ger. albiz, alpiz, elpiz olor, Grff. i. 243.]
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v.  elfetu aelbitu.
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