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Elf

Anglice I[+/-]

Appellatio[+/-]

Notatio[+/-]

Anglica Media: elf
Anglica Antiqua: ælf
← Protogermanice: *albiz, *albaz
? ← Protindeuropaee: *albho-albus

Nomen substantivum[+/-]

elf (plur. elves, elfs)

  1. Species larvae fabularis Germanicorum, saepe pumila, tamquam longaevi; opinata frequentare colles et tesca, et tricis lascivis gaudere.
    c. 1595: Every elf and fairy sprite / Hop as light as bird from brierA Midsummer Night's Dream Shaksperi
  2. pumilio (-ōnis, masc.) || homo minisculus → dwarf
  3. (phantasia moderna) Species hominidae magici, saepe sagittarii silvicolae.

Dictiones derivatae[+/-]

Anglice II[+/-]

Appellatio[+/-]

Notatio[+/-]

A sensu nominis.

Verbum temporale[+/-]

elf

  1. † Lascivie implicare.
    1605: elf all my hair in knotsKing Lear Shaksperi