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ÆLF

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
ÆLF, es; m.
An ELF ; genius, incubus
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  • Wið ælfe gníd myrran on win

    against an elf rub myrrh in wine,

    • L. M. 2, 65; Lchdm, ii. 296, 9
    • .
  • Ylfe,

    pl. nom. m.
    • Beo. Th. 224
    • ;
    • B. 112
    • .
Etymology
[
Plat. elf
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O. Dut. alf
:
Ger. elf, m; elbe, f; alp, m. nightmare, Grm. Wörterbch. iii. 400; i. 200, 245; Grm. Mythol. 249
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M. H. Ger. alp, alf, m. pl; elbe, f
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O. H. Ger. alp, m
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Dan. elv
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Swed. elf
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O. Nrs. álfr, m.
]
Derived forms
ælf-ádl, -cyn, -nóþ, -réd=-rǽd, -sciéne, -scínu, -scýne, -siden, -sogoða, -þone, ælfen, elfen, dún-, feld-, múnt-, sǽ-, wudu-, wylde-
Similar entries
v. ylfe.
Linked entries
v.  ælf-sogoða berg-ælfen.
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  • ÆLF, n.