- Folklore a tiny, often prankish being in human form, exercising magic powers and haunting woods and hills; sprite
- a small child or being, esp. a mischievous one
Origin of elfMiddle English ; from Old English ælf, akin to Old High German alb (Ger, nightmare), probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form albho-, white from source Classical Latin albus, white: probably basic sense “whitish figure” (in the mist)
- A small, often mischievous creature considered to have magical powers.
- a. A lively, mischievous child.b. A usually sprightly or mischievous or sometimes spiteful person.
Origin of elfMiddle English, from Old English ælf; see albho- in Indo-European roots.
- (Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of Álfheim (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
- Any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings. Usually skilled in magic or spellcrafting; sometimes depicted as clashing with dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
- (fantasy) Any of the magical, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse álfar (through Tolkien's Eldar)
- A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
From Middle English, from Old English ælf (“incubus, elf”), from Proto-Germanic *albiz.
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