Elf vs Patrick - What's the difference?
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(Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
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.
- Every elf , and fairy sprite, / Hop as light as bird from brier.
* light elves
* dark elves
* Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races'' Series, Volume 2 ''Eddic , Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220-221.
(en proper noun
* 1594 William Shakespeare: Hamlet : Act I, Scene V :
- Yes, by Saint Patrick , but there is, Horatio,
* 1993 Roddy Doyle: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha : page 138:
- And much offence, too.
- - 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 .