the realm or world of elves; fairyland.

Origin of elfland

First recorded in 1475–85; elf + land
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Historical Examples of elfland

  • If it were so, they were thin and far away, "horns of elfland."

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  • But at that no one marvelled, no one, that is to say, who knew that he had gained his gift in Elfland.

  • This gift too, as you will hear, was given to him by the Queen of Elfland.

  • But speak thou to none, Thomas, when thou comest to Elfland.

  • There be some who say that he is living yet in Elfland, and that one day he will come again to earth.

British Dictionary definitions for elfland



another name for fairyland
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