elvish

[ el-vish ]
/ ˈɛl vɪʃ /

adjective

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Origin of elvish

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at elf, -ish1
Related formselv·ish·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for elvish

elvish

/ (ˈɛlvɪʃ) /

adjective

a variant of elfish
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Word Origin and History for elvish

elvish


adj.

c.1200, aluisc, "belonging to or pertaining to the elves; supernatural," from elf + -ish. Old English used ilfig in this sense.

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