an extremely dim, flattened, expanding, reddish glow briefly seen over a thunderstorm, due to electromagnetic pulses from intense lightning.
An extremely dim, short-lived, expanding disk of reddish light above thunderstorms, believed to be caused by electromagnetic pulses from intense lightning in the lower ionosphere. Elves last less than a second and can be as wide as 500 km (310 mi) in diameter.
[el-vahyr-uh, -veer-uh] /ɛlˈvaɪr ə, -ˈvɪər ə/ noun 1. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “elf counsel.”. fem. proper name, from Spanish, of Germanic origin.
[el-vish] /ˈɛl vɪʃ/ adjective 1. . /ˈɛlvɪʃ/ adjective 1. a variant of elfish adj. c.1200, aluisc, “belonging to or pertaining to the elves; supernatural,” from elf + -ish. Old English used ilfig in this sense. character 1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the “Book of […]
[el-win] /ˈɛl wɪn/ noun 1. a male given name.
/eltʃ/ noun 1. the Catalan name for Elche