Elfen vs Elven - What's the difference?

elfen | elven |


As adjectives the difference between elfen and elven

is that elfen is belonging to, or relating to, elves while elven is belonging to, or relating to, elves.

As a noun elven is

(obsolete) a female elf, a fairy, nymph or elven can be (lb) an elm.

elfen

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Belonging to, or relating to, elves.
  • * 1857 , Olaf Liliekrans, A Play in Three Acts :
  • ALFHILD. Were I an elfen' maid, then truly, say I, it would fare with you ill! / OLAF. Forsooth, then are you the ' elfen maid!
  • * 2008', Diane F├╝rch, caption to '''''Elfen Scout :
  • Everyday she patrols the borders of the elfen realm to make sure that humans stay out.
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    elven

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) elven, from (etyl) elfen, .

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (obsolete) A female elf, a fairy, nymph
  • * 2011 , Everron, drawing caption
  • work on nude elven''

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • belonging to, or relating to, elves.
  • References
    * MED, elf, elve(n) * Wikipedia, elf

    Etymology 2

    From a corruption of (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (lb) An elm.
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