elf-like; mischievous, playful, sprightly; strangely beautiful or magical elflike (also elfish)
see under elves
Elvish languages are constructed languages used by Elves in a fantasy setting.
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1. usually good-naturedly mischievous; "perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight"; "elvish tricks"
(synonym) elfin, elfish
1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the "Book of Kells". Invented and described by J. R. R. Tolkien in "The Lord of The Rings" as an orthography for his fictional `elvish' languages, this system (which is both visually and phonetically elegant
) has long fascinated hackers (who tend to be intrigued by artificial languages in general). It is traditional for graphics printers, plotters, window systems, and the like to support a Feanorian typeface as one of their demo items. See also elder days
. 2. By extension, any odd or unreadable typeface produced by a graphics device. 3. The typeface mundanely called `Böcklin', an art-Noveau display font.
Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See Elfish.
Mysterious; also, foolish.
The rich and ancient languages of the Elves.
A general term for the languages of the Elves. In Middle-earth, it most commonly refers to Sindarin, but can also apply to Quenya, the High-elven tongue. Other Elvish languages in Middle-earth include dialects derived from Sindarin (for example, the language of the Wood-elves of Thranduil).
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