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

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for elfland


  1. another name for fairyland
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