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elvish

[el-vish] /ˈɛl vɪʃ/
adjective
1.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; see elf, -ish1
Related forms
elvishly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for elvish

elfish

/ˈɛlfɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like an elf or elves; charmingly mischievous or sprightly; impish
noun
2.
the supposed language of elves
Derived Forms
elfishly, elvishly, adverb
elfishness, elvishness, noun

elvish

/ˈɛlvɪʃ/
adjective
1.
a variant of elfish
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Word Origin and History for 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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elvish in Technology
character
1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the "Book of Kells". Invented and described by J.R.R. Tolkien in "The Lord of The Rings" as an orthography for his fictional "elvish" languages, this system (which is both visually and phonetically elegant) has long fascinated hackers (who tend to be intrigued by artificial languages in general). It is traditional for graphics printers, plotters, window systems, and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as one of their demo items. By extension, the term might be used for any odd or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics device.
2. The typeface mundanely called "B"ocklin", an art-decoish display font. [Why?]
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(1998-04-28)
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