Elf vs Patrick - What's the difference?

elf | patrick |

As an initialism elf

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As a proper noun patrick is





(elves) (wikipedia elf)
  • (Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Every elf , and fairy sprite, / Hop as light as bird from brier.
  • Any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings. Usually skilled in magic or spellcrafting; sometimes depicted as clashing with dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
  • (fantasy) Any of the magical, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse (through Tolkien's Eldar)
  • A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
  • Derived terms

    * elfin * elfinwood * elfish * Elfland * elflock * elven * elvish * light elves * dark elves

    See also

    * fay * fairy * brownie * dwarf * hobbit


    * Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races'' Series, Volume 2 ''Eddic , Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220-221.



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1594 William Shakespeare: Hamlet : Act I, Scene V :
  • Yes, by Saint Patrick , but there is, Horatio,
    And much offence, too.
  • * 1993 Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha : page 138:
  • - Are unusual names nice?
    - Yes.
    - Then why am I called Patrick ?
    She laughed but only for a little bit. She smiled at me, I think to make sure that I knew she wasn't laughing at me.
    - Because your daddy's called Patrick , she said.
    I liked that, being called after my da.
    - There are five Patricks in our class, I said.
    - Is that right?
    - Patrick' Clarke. That's me. '''Patrick''' O'Neill. '''Patrick''' Redmond. '''Patrick''' Genocci. ' Patrick Flynn.
    - That's a lot, she said. - It's a nice name. Very dignified.
    - Three of them are called Paddy, I told her. - One Pat and one Patrick .