Elf meaning

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A small, often mischievous creature considered to have magical powers.
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Extremely low frequency.
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A small child or being, esp. a mischievous one.
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Extremely low frequency.
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(folklore) A tiny, often prankish being in human form, exercising magic powers and haunting woods and hills; sprite.
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(Extremely Low Frequency) See frequency bands.
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ELF radio has a frequency of 30
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(Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of Álfheim (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
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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.
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(fantasy) Any of the magical, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse álfar (through Tolkien's Eldar)
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A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
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Origin of elf

  • Middle English from Old English ælf albho- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English ælf (“incubus, elf”), from Proto-Germanic *albiz.

    From Wiktionary