Elfin



[el-fin] /ˈɛl fɪn/

adjective
1.
of or like an elf.
2.
small and charmingly spritely, merry, or mischievous.
noun
3.
an elf.
/ˈɛlfɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or like an elf or elves
2.
small, delicate, and charming
adj.

1590s, from elf; first found in Spenser, who may have been thinking of elven but the word also is a proper name in the Arthurian romances (Elphin).

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