elver NOUN a young eel.
ORIGIN variant of dialect eel-fare «the passage of young eels up a river», from FARE(Cf. ↑fare) in its original sense «a journey».

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  • Elver — El ver, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A young eel; a young conger or sea eel; called also {elvene}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elver — “young eel,” 1640s, variant of eelfare (1530s), lit. “passage of young eels up a river;” see EEL (Cf. eel) + FARE (Cf. fare) …   Etymology dictionary

  • elver — èlver m <G mn ȅlvērā> DEFINICIJA sport reg. zast. kazneni udarac u nogometu; jedanaesterac, elfer ETIMOLOGIJA njem. elfer ≃ elf: jedanaest …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • elver — [el′vər] n. [for eelfare, the passage of young eels up a stream] a young eel, esp. a young freshwater eel that has migrated from saltwater, where it first develops by metamorphosis from a larva …   English World dictionary

  • elver — el|ver sb., en, e, ne (et overnaturligt væsen), i sms. elver , fx elverdans, elverskud …   Dansk ordbog

  • elver — noun Etymology: alteration of eelfare migration of eels Date: circa 1640 a young eel; specifically a small immature catadromous eel chiefly of fresh and brackish water …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • elver — young transparent, cylindrical transformed Anguilla about 5 8 cm long, at the stage in their migration where they have reached the coasts and begin ascending rivers and have lost the leaf like leptocephalus form. Also called glass eel …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • elver — /el veuhr/, n. a young eel, esp. one that is migrating up a stream from the ocean. Also called glass eel. [1630 40; var. of ellfare, lit., eel journey. See EEL, FARE] * * * …   Universalium

  • elver — noun A young eel …   Wiktionary

  • elver — el·ver || elvÉ™ n. young eel (type of fish) …   English contemporary dictionary

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