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Is elf a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word elf is a Scrabble US word. The word elf is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is elf a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word elf is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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You can make 5 words from 'elf' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'elf'

ELF 6 

2 letters words from 'elf'

EF 5EL 2
FE 5 

All 3 letters words made out of elf

elf lef efl fel lfe fle

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word elf. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in elf.

Definitions and meaning of elf

elf

Alternative forms

  • elve (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English elf, from Old English ælf, from Proto-Germanic *albiz. Ultimately probably derived from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĕlf, IPA(key): /ɛlf/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlf

Noun

elf (plural elves)

  1. (Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of Álfheim (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
  2. Any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings. They are usually delicate-featured and skilled in magic or spellcrafting; sometimes depicted as clashing with dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
  3. (fantasy) Any of the magical, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse álfar (through Tolkien's Eldar).
  4. A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
  5. (South Africa) The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).

Synonyms

  • (supernatural creature): See goblin (hostile); fairy (small, mischievous)

Hyponyms

  • elfe
  • elven
  • wood elf, wood-elf

Derived terms

Related terms

  • elfin, elven, elvan
  • elvish

Descendants

  • Dutch: elf
  • German: Elf, Elfe
  • Japanese: エルフ (erufu)
  • Korean: 엘프 (elpeu)

Translations

Verb

elf (third-person singular simple present elfs, present participle elfing, simple past and past participle elfed)

  1. (now rare) To twist into elflocks (of hair); to mat.
    • c. 1605, William Shakespeare, King Lear
      My face I'll grime with filth, blanket my loins, elf all my hairs in knots, and with presented nakedness outface the winds and persecutions of the sky.

See also

  • dark elf & light elf
  • fairy
  • brownie
  • dwarf
  • hobbit
  • Eldar

References

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

Anagrams

  • EFL

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch elf, from Middle Dutch ellef, elf, from Old Dutch *ellef, from Proto-Germanic *ainalif.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛlf/

Numeral

elf

  1. eleven

Catalan

Noun

elf m (plural elfs)

  1. elf

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɛlf]

Noun

elf m

  1. elf

Declension

Derived terms

  • elfí

Further reading

  • elf in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • elf in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛl(ə)f/
  • Hyphenation: elf
  • Rhymes: -ɛlf

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch ellef, elf, from Old Dutch *ellef, from Proto-Germanic *ainalif, a compound of *ainaz and *-lif. Compare German elf, West Frisian alve, English eleven, Danish elleve.

Numeral

elf

  1. eleven

Noun

elf f (plural elven, diminutive elfje n)

  1. The number eleven, or a representation thereof.
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: elf

Etymology 2

Borrowed from German Elf, itself borrowed from English elf, from Old English ælf, from Proto-West Germanic *albi, from Proto-Germanic *albiz. Displaced native alf, from the same Germanic source.

Noun

elf m (plural elfen, diminutive elfje n, feminine elve or elfin)

  1. elf (mythical creature)
  2. brownie
Synonyms
  • (mythical being): alf
Derived terms
  • boself
  • elfenbank
  • elfin
  • kerstelf
  • woudelf

Anagrams

  • fel
  • lef

Dutch Low Saxon

Etymology

From Low German, from Middle Low German elvene, from Old Saxon ellevan. Related to German elf.

Numeral

elf

  1. eleven (11)

German

Alternative forms

  • eilf, eilff, eylff (dated/obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle High German einlif, eilef, elf, from Old High German einlif, from Proto-Germanic *ainalif, a compound of *ainaz and *-lif. Compare Dutch elf, West Frisian alve, English eleven, Danish elleve.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʔɛlf/

Numeral

elf

  1. eleven

Coordinate terms

Derived terms

  • Elf
  • elffach
  • Elfeck
  • elfeckig
  • elfstellig
  • elfstündig

Further reading

  • elf in Duden online

German Low German

Alternative forms

  • eleve, ölve, ölven

Etymology

From Middle Low German elvene, from Old Saxon ellevan.

Numeral

elf

  1. eleven

Maltese

Etymology

From Arabic أَلْف(ʾalf).

Pronunciation

Numeral

elf m or f (dual elfejn, plural elef)

  1. thousand

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • elfe, helfe

Etymology

From Old English elf, Anglian form of ælf, from Proto-West Germanic *albi, from Proto-Germanic *albiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂elbʰós (white).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛlf/

Noun

elf (plural elves)

  1. elf, fairy
  2. spirit, shade

Related terms

  • elven
  • elvyssh

Descendants

  • English: elf
    • Dutch: elf
    • German: Elf, Elfe
    • Japanese: エルフ (erufu)
    • Korean: 엘프 (elpeu)
  • Scots: elf

References

  • “elf (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-04-12.

Pennsylvania German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛlf/

Etymology

From Rhine Franconian, from Old High German einlif. Compare German elf, Dutch elf, English eleven.

Numeral

elf

  1. eleven

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛlf/

Noun

elf m anim

  1. elf, mythical or fantasy creature

Declension

Usage notes

The plural for the Tolkien creatures is usually elfowie.


Source: wiktionary.org
  • to entangle (hair).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)