Fairy vs Elfe - What's the difference?

fairy | elfe |

As nouns the difference between fairy and elfe

is that fairy is (uncountable|obsolete) the realm of faerie; enchantment, illusion while elfe is a female elf, a fairy, nymph.



(wikipedia fairy)

Alternative forms

* faery * faerie


  • (uncountable, obsolete) the realm of faerie; enchantment, illusion.
  • A mythical being who had magical powers, known in many sizes and descriptions, although often depicted in modern illustrations only as small and spritely with gauze-like wings; A sprite.
  • (Northern England, US, derogatory, colloquial) a male homosexual, especially one who is effeminate.
  • (paganism) A nature spirit revered in modern paganism.
  • Two species of hummingbird in the genus Heliothryx.
  • Synonyms

    * (mythical being) fay, fey, fae, sprite * (male homosexual) fag (US), faggot (US), poof (UK), queen (wikipedia fairy)

    Derived terms

    * airy-fairy * fairy bread * fairy chess * fairy circle * fairy cycle * fairy dust * fairy floss * fairy godmother * fairy lights * fairy lily * fairy primrose * fairy ring * fairy ring champignon * fairy shrimp * fairy story * fairy tale * fairy thorn * fairy wren * fairyfloss * fairyland * fairy-tale, fairytale * tooth fairy * water fairy




  • 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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