Elne
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Elne

English

Etymology 1

From Middle English elnen, from Old English elnian ("to emulate, endeavor to be equal, be zealous, strive with zeal after another, make strong, strengthen, comfort oneself, gain strength"), from Proto-Germanic *aljan?n? ("to strengthen, encourage"), from Proto-Indo-European *al- ("to burn"). Cognate with Old High German ellin?n ("to emulate, strive"), Icelandic elna ("to grow stronger"), Gothic ? (aljan?n, "to emulate"). See ellen.

Verb

elne (third-person singular simple present elnes, present participle elning, simple past and past participle elned)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To strengthen; hearten; comfort; encourage.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English elne, ellen, from Old English ellen ("zeal, strength, power, vigor, valor, courage, fortitude, strife, contention"). More at ellen.

Noun

elne (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of ellen

Anagrams


Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English eln, from Proto-Germanic *alin?.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /?ln/, /?l/, /'?l?n/

Noun

elne (plural elnes or elnen)

  1. A ell (unit of measure)
Related terms
Descendants
  • English: ell
  • Scots: elne, ellne, eln, el, ell
References

Etymology 2

From Old English ellen, from Proto-Germanic *aljan?.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

elne (uncountable)

  1. power, strength, might
Related terms
Descendants
References

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