elephantine

[ el-uh-fan-teen, -tahyn, -tin, el-uh-fuh n-teen, -tahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF elephantine
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It was not only the outer man of Reisen, but the heart as well, that was elephantine.

The coming of the waters from Elephantine brought life to the earth.

"Every one can," replied McPherson with elephantine lightness.

I knew you would, but it's a treat to see your elephantine struggles.

She pushed her suitor off with an elephantine shove and gestured to Chris.

But the people who dwell about the city of Elephantine eat them, not considering them as sacred.

"I should imagine they must be elephantine ants," remarked Harry.

He ordered me to unbutton my tunic, and looking at my elephantine trousers: "What's that?"

It is possible that the Elephantine colony were taken from northern Israel.

The fact that there was a temple at Elephantine at all is new and startling.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, "huge," from Latin elephantinus "pertaining to the elephant," from elephantus (see elephant). Meaning "pertaining to elephants" is from 1670s.

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