Elfe vs Elne - What's the difference?

elfe | elne |

As nouns the difference between elfe and elne

is that elfe is a female elf, a fairy, nymph while elne is .

As a verb elne is

(obsolete) to strengthen; hearten; comfort; encourage.




  • A female elf, a fairy, nymph
  • :* Scho was so faire & so fresche, as faucon hire semed, An elfe out of an-othire erde, or ellis an Aungell. — The Wars of Alexander, 1450
  • :: (She was so fair and happy and seemed elegant, an elfe from another world or else an angel.)
  • :* He was takyn with an elfe ... When the clok stroke twelf was he forshapyn. — The Towneley Plays, 1500
  • :* Maiden Elfe — Jesse White, drawing caption, 2009
  • :* Fantasy Elfe And Dragon Art Wallpaper 1024x768
  • References

  • MED, elf, elve(n)
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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) elnen, from (etyl) . See (l).


  • (obsolete) To strengthen; hearten; comfort; encourage.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) elne, ellen, from (etyl) . More at (l).