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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.

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  • 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.

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

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

    The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers

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