From Middle English, from Anglo-Normanoliphant (“ivory, elephant”) and Old French oliphant (“ivory, elephant, musical horn of ivory”), from Latinelephantus (“elephant”), from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (elephas, “ivory, elephant”).
Kington-Oliphant (Old and Middle English, 1878) regards his work as the definite starting point of the New English which with slight changes was to form the language of the Book of Common Prayer.
Hanna's Memoirs (Edinburgh, 4 vols., 1849-1852); there is a good short Life by Mrs Oliphant 1893).
"ALEXANDER WILLIAM CHARLES [[Oliphant Murray MURRAY OF ELIBANK, 1st Baron]] (1870-1920), British politician, known until 1912 as the Master of Elibank, was born at Elibank, Selkirk, April 12 1870, the eldest son of the first Viscount and tenth Baron Elibank (b.
When in the winter of1303-1304Edward received the submission of the Scottish nobles, Wallace was expressly excepted from all terms. And after the capture of Stirling Castle and Sir William Oliphant, and the submission of Sir Simon Fraser, he was left alone, but resolute as ever in refusing allegiance to the English king.
Among other authors may be noticed Henry James, sen., in Literary Remains; Prof. Masson, Carlyle, Personally and in his Writings; Conway, Thomas Carlyle; Larkin, The Open Secret of Carlyle's Life; Mrs Oliphant in Macmillan's Magazine for April 1881; G.