elven

adj.

Old English -ælfen (n.) "an elf or fairy" (see elf). Not a pure adjective in Middle English (see elvish was used), but used in phrases such as elven land (c.1300). Apparently revived as an adjective by Tolkien.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for elven

Historical Examples of elven

  • But this affair at the Castle of Elven is something I had not reckoned on.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV.

    Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

  • Your Sylvia is not my Sylvia; the world is wide and Elven is not unknown.

    The King in Yellow

    Robert W. Chambers

  • We rode through the forest together to one of the most magnificent monuments in Brittany, the Castle of Elven.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV.

    Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

  • Thus the forest of Paimpont extended over more than twenty parishes; some say it even crossed the river, and went as far as Elven.