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Aelf

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Ælf, (which, according to various dialects, is pronounced ulf, welph, hulph, hilp, helfe, and, at this day, helpe) implies assistance. So Ælfwin is victorious, and Ælfwold, an auxiliary governor; Ælfgifa, a lender of assistance: with which Boetius, Symmachus, Epicurus, &c. bear a plain analogy. Gibson's Camden.

Sources: Gibson, Edmund (17)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Saxon (215)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Aelf." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15499.


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