Ellifu

Old Norse Dictionary - ellifu

Meaning of Old Norse word "ellifu" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

ellifu
mod. ellefu, ord. numb., the Goth. ainlif; A. S. ellefne; Engl. eleven; Germ. eilf; Swed. elfva; Dan. elleve:—‘lif’ is an obsolete word, denoting ten, so that ‘eleven, twelve’ are formed just like thirteen, fourteen, etc.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛚᛚᛁᚠᚢ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Goth.
Gothic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
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