Re[2]: [tied] ELF ETYMOLOGY

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 25222
Date: 2003-08-21

At 5:59:10 AM on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, rudyvonk wrote:

> --- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
> <piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:

>>> o... Germanic ELF, ALF; Latin ALB = fair?

>> The Germanic word is *albaz (OE ælf, OHG alp, ON álfr)
>> with a heteroclitic i-stem plural (OE ylfe) as in ethnic
>> names (which shows that the elves were regarded as a
>> "society").

> Any relation to Spanish proper name (of Germanic origin)
> "Alvaro"?

Maybe. <Alvaro> is undoubtedly Hispano-Gothic in origin,
but no satisfactory etymology has yet been given.